Saturday, April 28, 2007

Goodbye and Hello

Today's news brings word of two distinguished biographers of Mary Shelley, mother of our favorite monster.

Emily Sunstein, an independent scholar recognized for her eloquent biographies on both Mary Wollstonecraft (mother of the mother of the monster) and Mary Shelley, died today in Philadelphia, according to an article in the New York Times.

And, in publishing news, Miranda Seymour (author of the most recent significant Mary Shelley biography) comes out with her own memoir, In My Father's House, characterized as a "subtle yet compelling" narrative by reviewer Mandy Sayer in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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