20th century, Arts

Intensity of vision: A.S. Byatt’s The Shadow of the Sun

By Victoria Elliott The English faculty of Cambridge in the 1950s belonged to two men: Lawrence and Leavis. For a female undergraduate with ambitions to write, the pressure could have been crushing: the lessons were that literature should be moral to be great, and that very few were capable of greatness, so you were better… Continue reading Intensity of vision: A.S. Byatt’s The Shadow of the Sun