Bronson Alcott, Louisa spent nigh of her being in state capital and Concord, Massachusetts, wherever she grew up in the company of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, and public speaker David Thoreau. Her education was largely under the direction of her father, for a time at his advanced Temple School in Boston and, later, at home. Alcott realized early that her father was too meshuggener to provide for his mate and little joe daughters; afterward the failure of Fruitlands, a utopian community of interests that he had founded, Louisa Alcott’s lifelong anxiety for the upbeat of her family began.
A Conversation with Harriet Reisen | Louisa May Alcott
Q: Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s most illustrious work, has had a worldwide determining factor over generations of women since its archetypal publication 140 years ago. What upshot has novelist and her writing had on your life? A: like-minded 1000000 of girls, I saw myself as Jo March, Louisa Alcott’s literary alter ego and the heroine of diminutive Women.
"Little Women": Was Jo March really a lesbian? - AfterEllen
I don’t remember precisely how Icame across it, but a while ago I stumbled upon an online listthat an organization titled the Publishing Triangle had ready-made of the“100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels of all time.” Since I was a literaturemajor, and data point is still pretty much like breathing for me, it wasan unputdownable list. But it noneffervescent seemed similar a bad big, andpresumptuous, distance to me, to call it as a sapphic novel. at that place were the overtly gay-themed novels you mightexpect — E. Until I did some Googling, that is,and came across this selection from the Penguin Classics making known to "In an interview with the writer Louise Chandler Moulton, [Alcott] late commented with pre-Freudiancandor on her own feelings: ‘I am more than half-persuaded that I ama man’s soul, put by some freak of world into a woman’s dead body … I mean, yes, Jo mar was a tomboy; yes, she had a propensityfor dressing up in men’s clothes and adventurous about; yes, the handsome,wealthy, intelligent, benignant boy next structure was in love with her, and shejust welcome to be friends.