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|Event:||SSS-07 Edith Wharton's Passions and Repressions|
|Time:||1:30 to 3:00|
|Presenter:||Jane Barstow, Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies, University of Hartford|
|Edith Wharton's literary and personal reputation underwent a SeaChange in the 1970's thanks to insights provided by new biographies that drew upon the treasure trove of documents available thirty years after her death. These documents included erotic poetry, a love diary written in French, countless letters, and even a pornographic story. The writer, who had been labeled an "icy grande dame" who wrote some "well-crafted" novels, came to be seen as one of the century's most "searing analysts" of femininity and modern marriage. This lecture will review Wharton's life and relevant passages from her published and unpublished fiction.|