Tillie Olsen


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  • ''Women have the right to say: this is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades.''
    Tillie Olsen (b. 1912), U.S. essayist and story writer. Silences, part 1 (1978). Written in 1971, on being critical of writing that depicts women stereotypically or inaccurately.
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  • ''... like a woman made frigid, I had to learn response, to trust this possibility for fruition that had not been before.''
    Tillie Olsen (b. 1912), U.S. essayist and story writer. Silences, part 1 (1978). Written in 1962, on trying to compose fiction after many years of being "silenced" by the demands of raising four children, keeping house, and holding a full-time job.

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