Doris Starr Guilloton (essay 1978)
SOURCE: Guilloton, Doris Starr. “Toward a New Freedom: Rahel Varnhagen and the German Women Writers before 1848.” In Woman as Mediatrix: Essays on Nineteenth-Century European Women Writers, edited by Avriel H. Goldberger, pp. 133-43. New York: Greenwood Press, 1978.
[In the following essay, Guilloton contends that Varnhagen's letters and literary salon promoted women's rights and asserted women's equality.]
Given the restricted status of women in Germany until recently, it is all the more noteworthy that the cause of their emancipation was championed nearly two hundred years ago. Its major spokeswomen—first Rahel Varnhagen and then Luise Mühlbach, Countess...
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