Resurrecting Shelley

April 29, 2013 | 3 books mentioned 1

Early on in her career, the poet Muriel Spark decided that Mary Shelley was criminally underrated as a writer. In bringing the Frankenstein author the fame she deserved, Spark wrote a biography, distanced Shelley from her famed poet husband and labeled her “the founder of science fiction.” (Related: our own Lydia Kiesling on Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.) (h/t Arts & Letters Daily)

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

One comment:

  1. Mary Shelley’s authorship of Frankenstein is still disputed by some writers. It is a controversial subject – one only has to look at the comments on the Amazon page for John Lauritsen’s, The Man Who Wrote Frankenstein.

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