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Oldfield, Sybil. ‘Thinking Against the Current’: Literature and Political Resistance. 2013. Sussex Academic Press, Eastbourne, UK. ISBN: 978-1-84519-689-9

Review by Theresa Wolfwood   “Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.”   Virginia Woolf   This fascinating and informative study of independent thinkers … Continue reading

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Oldfield, Sybil. Women Against the Iron Fist: Alternatives to Militarism 1900- 1989. Basil Blackwell Ltd. Oxford, UK.

“How dare the government presume the right to kill others in our name?” Women in Newbury Court, UK, 1982. “…The Pentagon sits on like sone grotesque chicken caged in its nest and fed/ cancerous hormone, exceed and exceed and exceed/ … Continue reading

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Oldfield, Sybil. Afterwords: Letters on the Death of Virginia Woolf. 2005. Rutgers University Press. USA.

“…your wife has been for me, ever since I was a boy, one of the great interpreters of the world.” Hubert Butler, Ireland. page 149 I know the editor of this book and have read her works; some are reviewed … Continue reading

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