My Guest Post for Laura Lee’s powerful blog ‘Story and Self’.
Guest posts are not a regular feature of this blog, but a few months ago I read an article on the site Women Writers, Women’s Books called Women and Myths in Storytelling. I felt that the themes of Juliet Greenwood’s novel “We That Are Left” fit in very well with the regular themes of this blog and I asked her if she would be interested in writing a guest post. The historical novel deals with women who served on the front lines in World War I.
What struck me in particular was one line from the article: “What is most telling is that many of the men the women saved found it hard to deal with the explosion of their own myth of fragile womanhood in need of male guidance and protection…”
I must admit that I misread it when I first scanned the line thinking that…
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