Tuesday 12 February 2013

Sarah Churchwell in the Guardian and New Statesman

Sarah Churchwell has recently had new pieces published in the Guardian and New Statesman.

Sarah has reviewed Robert A. Ferguson's Alone in America: The Stories that Matter (Harvard University Press, 2013), which explores the reoccurring theme of solitude in American literature, as well as Ayana Mathis' novel Twelve Tribes of Hattie, a recent 'Oprah's Book Club' selection that addresses race, class, gender and segregation in the United States. She has also contributed to a Guardian piece on the 50th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath, sharing her thoughts on The Bell Jar as an "acidic satire on the madness of 1950s America and the impossibility of living up to its contradictory ideals of womanhood".

Finally, last Sunday Sarah also gave a talk at the Southbank Centre as part of the year-long 'The Rest Is Noise' festival that explored the influence of Paris on American writers such as Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

You can follow Sarah on twitter here: @sarahchurchwell

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