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N: Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world’s best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney prove this wrong, thanks to their discovery of a wealth of surprising collaborations: the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, playwright Anne Sharp; the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë; the transatlantic friendship of the seemingly aloof George Eliot and Harriet Beecher Stowe; and Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, most often portrayed as bitter foes, but who, in fact, enjoyed a complex friendship fired by an underlying erotic charge.

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00:00 - Book Talk Opening
00:25 - (Filler) Forever Old - TwinSmith
00:38 - Episode Intro: Kory French
05:50 - Tinseltown Simming in Blood - Destroyer
10:33 - Interview with Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney Part 1
22:57 - Cover From the Sun - Destroyer
25:02 - Interview with Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney Part 2
40:36 - Stay Lost - Destroyer
42:52 - Book Talk Outro: Kory French
45:05 - Saw You at the Hospital - Destroyer
48:35 - Finish
Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…

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