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mentality incompatible with such kind of creative activity. (Andrew Gemant, 1961) [ 226 ] The creative act is a kind of giving birth, and it is noteworthy that as an historical fact intellectual creativity has been conspicuously lacking in women, whose products are their children … Men bring forth ideas, paintings, literary and musical compositions … and the like, while women bring forth the next generation. (Frank Barron, 1968) For rather different reasons, feminists have pointed out the incompatibility for women of having babies and producing art or literature

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of thanks she had quite forgotten how furious they were with their driver, who rushed them away too early.) hH Alessandra Comini is one of a growing number of women academics writing memoirs. Some of the books, like hers, are accounts of an intellectual or political life, told in personal terms. Other writers have told stories of their lives as Holocaust survivors, or as children of survivors. For some, the nature of memoir and autobiography is the point of the work, which both contributes to the academic study of life-writing and at the same time tells the reader

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education, travel, hospitality, and philanthropy. It was an intellectually alert home, in which books were read and discussed, and in which the humanist agnosticism of Henry Simon was, during his life, and remained after his death, the dominant Simon philosophy. There’s a wonderful photograph, reproduced in a short biography of Henry Simon by his grandson Brian Simon, of the entire family posing outside Lawnhurst in 1898. Ingo, third from the left and about twenty-three years old when the photo was taken, already looks the part of the aesthete. Not remotely interested in

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