Carolyn Gold Heilbrun | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun.
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SOURCE: Zilversmit, Annette. “Free at Last.” Women's Review of Books 15, no. 4 (January 1998): 10-11.

In the following review, Zilversmit praises the essays in The Last Gift of Time as courageous and inspiring looks at the process of aging.

“Not to change one's life is not to keep living,” wrote Virginia Woolf. To open with a quote from Woolf is appropriate for a review of Carolyn Heilbrun's moving memoir-reflection [The Last Gift of Time]. It is obviously appropriate for those who know this feminist's writing on Virginia Woolf, who shattered the “appropriate” for women with her life and art. It is appropriate because Heilbrun's direct but supple prose is sp(l)iced with quotations from other authors, mostly women, offering what critic Laura Levitt has called “textual embraces.”

But this Woolfian aphorism is necessary as well as appropriate, because, in spite of what the book's title seems to suggest, this...

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