For many female authors, the interwar period is a successful era. They write bestsellers and seem to be working as critics more often than before. But a spot check in magazines in 1930 shows barely any female critics left, while novels from bestselling female authors are hammered down by male critics who claim women writers, due to "typical female characteristics", don't produce literature. Remarkably the tone of all negative comments is often very rude. Perhaps they were motivated by more than purely poetical arguments.
|Translated title of the contribution||The ladies' path. Women writers faced with critics in the 1930s|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Feb 2020|