April 17, 2014

Coincidence? Megan Marshall wins Pulitzer for Margaret Fuller Biography

Coincidence? Megan Marshall wins Pulitzer for Margaret Fuller Biography


A big Open Source shout-out to Megan Marshall, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize this week for her biography of Margaret Fuller. Megan was on our recent show, The Transcendentalists Are Coming, drawing out the profile of this interesting woman among the more famous men of Concord: a radical thinker, a proto-feminist. As a writer and journalist, Fuller anticipated Simone de Beauvoir and the struggles of the womens’ movement. She was leaning in on the ideas of self reliance and environmentalism before even Emerson and Thoreau, and then she left the manse, took leave of  the Great Men and hit the road, traveling to Italy and covering the revolution there, and then falling in love, having a child out of wedlock, and becoming a working mother. She’s a model for the ages.

 

 

 

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