Ten Years Ago Francine Prose Published “Scent of a Woman’s Ink: Are Women Writers Really Inferior?”

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Her essay appeared in the June 1998 issue of Harper’s. (Another route to access is here). It received this interesting commentary by Laura Miller. I was reminded of Prose’s observations by this post at Sense & Sensuality, which I found via The Fifteenth Carnival of Radical Feminists. So even though Prose’s piece isn’t easily accessible online (darn you, Harper’s), it still has ripples, thanks in part to the power of the Internet. And no, of course women writers are not inferior, so if you are in book buying mode, the Prose essay is a good reason to try to make an extra effort to support women authors.

–Ann Bartow

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