Resurrecting Shelley

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Early on in her career, the poet Muriel Spark decided that Mary Shelley was criminally underrated as a writer. In bringing the Frankenstein author the fame she deserved, Spark wrote a biography, distanced Shelley from her famed poet husband and labeled her “the founder of science fiction.” (Related: our own Lydia Kiesling on Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.) (h/t Arts & Letters Daily)

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One Response to “Resurrecting Shelley”

  1. LittleBat
    at 11:00 pm on April 29, 2013

    Mary Shelley’s authorship of Frankenstein is still disputed by some writers. It is a controversial subject – one only has to look at the comments on the Amazon page for John Lauritsen’s, The Man Who Wrote Frankenstein.

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