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In Memoriam Sally Beauman 1944-2016

November 2017

'Although ostensibly about the taming of a pedigree dog, Flush by Virginia Woolf addresses the way society tames and classifies women. For Flush, the word ‘home’ has a double meaning: it is as a place of confinement yet of comfort; it denies him freedom, but provides protection. The same was true, of course, for Elizabeth Barrett – and it was also true for Virginia Woolf. It is the tension between protection and confinement, between dependence and freedom that underpins Flush.'

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