I have at last come to the end of the Faerie Queene : and though I say "at last", I almost wish he had lived to write six books more as he had hoped to do :;so much have I enjoyed it.
My position on date rape is partly based on my study of The Faerie Queen, as detailed in a full chapter in Sexual Personae: in 1590, the poet Edmund Spencer already sees that passive, drippy, naive women constantly get themselves into rape scenarios, while talented, intelligent, alert women, his warrior heroines, spot trouble coming and boldly trounce their male assailants. My feminism stresses courage, independence, self-reliance, and pride.camille paglia
In Faerie, there is only one time:;: Now . Twilight.
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