Know Their Names: Women Composers Neglected By History
“I once believed that I had creative talent, but I have given up this idea,” Clara Schumann wrote in her diary in 1839.
Mary Sharratt is on a mission to write women back into history. Her new novel ECSTASY, about composer and life artist Alma Schindler Mahler, is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She has also written ILLUMINATIONS, a novel about medieval powerfrau Hildegard of Bingen. Find out more on Mary's website: www.marysharratt.com
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“Names bind us to people, places, and histories. As the descendant of enslaved people, my name only goes so far.”
All the wrong people are crying, and all the people who ought to feel something do not.
We’d denounce the marches and torches and chants. When that moment passed, we’d continue to live with the ghosts of our country’s peculiar legacy.