Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ten of the best women writing as men

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best women writing as men in literature.

One book on the list:
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Wharton's story is told by a nameless young man, who has been sent by his employers to the small town of Starkfield in wintry New England. He is intrigued by the mysterious Ethan, whom he hires as his driver. Thus we get access to the tale of Ethan's passion for Mattie, his wife's cousin. It all ends in a very nasty sledging accident.
Read about the other books on the list.

Ethan Frome is one of Lynda Resnick's best books.

See Mullan's list of ten of the best men writing as women in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue