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Nelly Sachs, Nobel Literature Laureate

Nelly Sachs won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966. A German Jew born in Berlin, December 10, 1891, Nelly Sachs began writing poetry and plays early. Her early work was not notable, but Swedish writer Selma...

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Natalie Woods Quotes

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he’s a baby. Nick, they called me a goddamn juvenile delinquent, now do I get the part? (quoted in Gavin Lampert’s 2004 biography of Natalie Wood) In so...

Transcendental Wild Oats by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott wrote this biting satire on life in a 19th century Utopian community, based on her own family's experience at Fruitlands. She portrays the father figure as a dreamer and idealist, and the mother as the practical one who has to do all the work to meet worldly needs like food and shelter.

Faye Wattleton Quotes

Faye Wattleton, who as a nurse saw women suffering from botched illegal abortions, became the...

Nelly Sachs, Nobel Literature Laureate

Nelly Sachs won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966. A German Jew born in Berlin, December 10, 1891, Nelly Sachs began writing poetry and plays early. Her early work was not notable, but Swedish writer Selma...

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