‘A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf’

Premiere DateNov 16, 2017
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

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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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…