Linda France

Standard Name: France, Linda


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Anthologization Sheenagh Pugh
Other anthologies including SP 's work are Poems on the Underground, Pat McLoughlin 's edited selection of radio readings entitled Woman's Hour, The Hutchinson Book of Post-War British Poetry, Poems of the...
Anthologization E. J. Scovell
EJS has been much anthologised: in Geoffrey Grigson 's Poetry of the Present: An Anthology of the Thirties and After, 1949, and more recently in collections edited by Fleur Adcock , Philip Larkin ,...
Fictionalization Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
For centuries LMWM has been interpreted and re-interpreted, judged less often as writer than as an exemplar of the unacceptable female. Her fame and/or notoriety flourished during her lifetime, and posthumous publications kept it alive...
Literary responses Ruth Padel
Linda France , reviewing this book for Mslexia, called it intimate, animated, and inviting.
France, Linda. “One of a Kind”. Mslexia, No. 26, p. 53.
For Jeanette Winterson it was sexy, strong, rhythmic, passionate, fully alive.
Crown, Sarah. “A life in poetry: Ruth Padel”. The Guardian.
Sarah Crown found it vintage Padel: a rich...
Literary responses E. J. Scovell
Admirers of her work include a number of fellow poets: Carol Rumens (who identifies her unemphatic, undeceived and honest observation of what is as the mark of a specifically modern sensibility),
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Anne Stevenson ,...
Textual Features Ruth Padel
The poems here, addressing the circumstances of Darwin 's life, employ a scaffolding of his own words, forcefully shaped, against a background of many other voices (including that of an orangutan in a zoo). They...
Textual Production U. A. Fanthorpe
She co-operated with others in many further works. She appeared with Tony Lopez in Mortal Heart, 1981. In 1994 she participated in two joint projects: Painter and Poet: Three Poems (limited edition), where her...


Late October 2003: The magazine Mslexia invited UK publishers...

Women writers item

Late October 2003

The magazine Mslexia invited UK publishers to nominate women who had published their first poetry volume in the last ten years, in order to pick a Top Ten list.


France, Linda. “One of a Kind”. Mslexia, No. 26, p. 53.