who is your favorite female author? or are you a closed minded midwit?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why must she be a prostitute? Why must she be a prostitute? Are you incapable of thinking of a woman except in a state of undress? Why do you enable prostitutes? Why must she be a prostitute?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up homosexual

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Richmal Crompton all the way. Though Esther Vilar and Damaris Masham take 2nd and 3rd.

        s'probably a girl

        Why must she be a prostitute? Why must she be a prostitute? Are you incapable of thinking of a woman except in a state of undress? Why do you enable prostitutes? Why must she be a prostitute?

        hey girl, recognize and praise me for having all minervas in my judgment. no? don't wanna? then don't wonder why men prefer prostitutes.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cause that's what they are, piss or get off the pot geez I sounded so cool saying that

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love prostitutes to be honest.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      all those wiener sucking signalling little homosexual boys in your reply can be put in garbage bin. a man like prostitute , it mean his mother was a prostitute .

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        My mother was a prostitute who cared about wieners more than she cared about raising me. That's why I hate prostitutes and therefore all women.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I wonder how many of the woman-haters on IQfy had abusive parents.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not sure I consider myself a woman hater, but I did have abusive parents. Whenever I see a "victim" narrative about a woman, I sneer and think of my mother and older sister actively enabling my scum father to make all of our lives worse at all time. They were his informants, they rewarded his every rageful outburst with simpering and consolation, and enforced his asinine, selfish order making excuses the whole time. Most men I know are not nearly as vile as my piece of shit father, but many women I know are weak and cowardly enough that they would ABSOLUTELY prefer to encourage and enable an abuser than face any kind of uncertainty. Let alone try to protect anyone or serve justice.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's just the true nature of the Red-Pill.
            The dark truths of our human reality revealed.
            But one truth is simple: Anyone can be wicked. And anyone can be benevolent. People exist who do believe in protecting the innocent, serving justice, and doing what's good. It's rare, but when you meet a person like that, right away, don't you feel moralized and hopeful?

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's S.E. Hinton

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kate Braverman

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      For me, it's S.E. Hinton

      Renata Adler.

      Diana Wynne Jones
      Susanna Clarke
      Evangeline Walton

      Jenny Erpenbeck

      i've never heard of any of these, would you all tell us about them?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hinton wrote young adult novels set in the American southwest, most famously The Outsiders. She was very young when she wrote them but they're still decent stories

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >not a single mention of Stein
        Kind of depressing.

        Adler is most known for Speedboat, she set out to write and crime thriller and ended up redefining the fractured narrative and took it to the extreme as a way to explore communication in the modern world. Major influence on DFW and in many ways Speedboat could be viewed as a much shorter and more personal (character not author) IJ or TPK. There is no identifiable trace of the crime novel she set out to write in the finished product.

        I would also say Speedboat explores memory and how our perception of the past is altered by our present but Adler never mentions this aspect in her interviews so maybe not? or maybe accidental? But interviews tend to focus more on the current zeitgeist so the interviews may just be skewed and never go into that aspect, I find it difficult to believe it just happened.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alice Munro, and it's not even close.
    Distant second is Sylvia Plath.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    can anyone give me a QRD on wharton? where does one start?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      No debate, Age of Innocence. And then you can watch the movie <3

      Ethan Frome is fine but not representative of her work.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    My IQfy answer is prolly Morrison. She's a chick, but she still has that male-coded Faulknerian bloodlust. Same with O'Connor. Southern gothic ladies seem to be hermaphroditic I guess.

    Secretly i love Plath though

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Renata Adler.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Diana Wynne Jones
    Susanna Clarke
    Evangeline Walton

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Susanna Clarke

      I read Piranesi, are her other books good?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Book. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is a fantastic novel.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Piranesi had an amazing setting but the story was the usual YA slosh

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Woolf, Lispector and DickInSon

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      dick in what?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      the actual IQfy answer

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Daphne du Maurier or Mary Shelley idk

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Agatha Christie

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      me 2

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The lady who wrote Deltora Quest

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mary Shelley or Le Guin i guess. Maybe one of the Brontё.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      All so good

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seconding Le Guin, her sci-fi is seriously brilliant. Got a big leatherbound copy of the Earthsea series and some of her anthologies I'm looking forward to tearing through.

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like some of Susanna Tamaro’s books

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Christina Chandler

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've read tkam so you're close minded gay shit doesn't apply, however after reading harpers virtue signalling drivel it reinforced my hatred for women so close minded is a great identifier, not midwit however, the prostitutes proved to me they're not worth reading and I'm much happier reading tolstoy

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i read one of the books they assigned in middleschool, so i cannot be considered a midwit
      damn, my mistake. incidentally, it's "your" in this case.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jenny Erpenbeck

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Marie Curie

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    who is that tomboy?

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    the GOAT

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t like women
    It’s not me, it’s them

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      unfathomably based

      https://i.imgur.com/IUIW8tc.png

      who is your favorite female author? or are you a closed minded midwit?

      idk probably picrel

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Arundhati Roy has a viciousness to her when questioning the motives of the state and its lackeys. I love the way she subverts the expectation as a woman and a writer in India to not question things by questioning in such a deliciously insolent way

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      "A mob of about a hundred people arrived at my house at 11 in the morning. They broke through the gate and vandalised property. They shouted slogans against me, and threatened to teach me a lesson.

      After they left, the police advised us to let them know if in future we saw any OB (media) vans hanging around the neighborhood because they said that was an indication that a mob was on its way.

      What is the nature of the agreement between these sections of the media and mobs and criminals in search of spectacle? Does the media which positions itself at the 'scene' in advance have a guarantee that the attacks and demonstrations will be non-violent? What happens if there is criminal trespass (as there was) or even something worse? Does the media then become accessory to the crime?"

      She gets threatened by a mob and still manages to chronicle it as an absurdity.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      One of the worst novelists I've ever read, a second-rate Rushdie, who is already a second-rate writer himself.
      God I hate India.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I see, where's your booker prize?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Me being a shite novelist doesn't make Arundhati Roy less of a shite, commonplace and mediocre writer, anon. You should just read Rushdie or any of the LatinAmerican writers that did what they attempted to do first and more interestingly.
          Are you Indian?

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I actually realized a few days ago that I've never read a book from a female author. That wasn't my intention. It's just that the majority of really critically acclaimed books are written by men.

    Any anons got suggestions for getting into female written literature?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Suzanne Collins
      Anna Akhmatova

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Middlemarch is the greatest novel of the 19th century, ahead of Moby Dick or Flaubert or the Russians.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's really, really good, but I shudder to imagine the sensibility of a person who prefers it to Flaubert.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >It's very good, but I prefer Flaubert
          Fixed your post, champ

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hannah Arendt and Joyce Mansour

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like Virginia Woolf. I haven't read her though. I don't read books by women.

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Joan Didion
    Camille Paglia

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hate women, why should I read them?

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Paglia
    Weil

    I don't need more

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Paglia
      living women don't count you idiot

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        why not? i made the thread and i count living women.

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flannery O'Connor

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    DAMN Chris Chan been taking his hormones?

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ann Quin doesn't get enough attention here. I also like Silvina Oocampo. Anna Kavan is goat too

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Those look interesting.Thanks.

  33. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've never read anything written by a female

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    and what is a female?

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    ivy compton-burnett

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kathy Acker

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Woolf
    Wolf
    Lasker-Schüler

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Didion
    MJ Engh
    Rose McCauley
    Marguerite Yourcenar
    Mary Renault

  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you enjoy historic novels, Mary Beard( Ancient Rome, Greece mostly)and Hilary Mantel( British and European History) will be of interest.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Read it as Hilary Manlet, holy frick this place is rotting my mind.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Mary Beard

      dilate and then have a nice day

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on Rachel Cusk? Making my way through the Outline trilogy figured it would be boring, and something wine aunts would enjoy but i'm enjoying where it goes psychologically

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Outline was great but I never read the rest of the trilogy. Look forward to reading more of her but am undecided as to if I will finish the trilogy.

      >not a single mention of Stein
      Kind of depressing.

      Adler is most known for Speedboat, she set out to write and crime thriller and ended up redefining the fractured narrative and took it to the extreme as a way to explore communication in the modern world. Major influence on DFW and in many ways Speedboat could be viewed as a much shorter and more personal (character not author) IJ or TPK. There is no identifiable trace of the crime novel she set out to write in the finished product.

      I would also say Speedboat explores memory and how our perception of the past is altered by our present but Adler never mentions this aspect in her interviews so maybe not? or maybe accidental? But interviews tend to focus more on the current zeitgeist so the interviews may just be skewed and never go into that aspect, I find it difficult to believe it just happened.

      Speedboat might be the closest I have found to a perfect novel.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thoughts on Rachel Cusk? Making my way through the Outline trilogy figured it would be boring, and something wine aunts would enjoy but i'm enjoying where it goes psychologically

        Outline Trilogy is great, as is Aftermath.
        Avoid her 90s output, just generic chicklit but with a really pretentious prose style.

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    That’s a man

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      if men could pass like this i would gladly start a family with my pretty boy wife

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        she passes so well because he's full of shit. it's a woman.

        >not a single mention of Stein
        Kind of depressing.

        Adler is most known for Speedboat, she set out to write and crime thriller and ended up redefining the fractured narrative and took it to the extreme as a way to explore communication in the modern world. Major influence on DFW and in many ways Speedboat could be viewed as a much shorter and more personal (character not author) IJ or TPK. There is no identifiable trace of the crime novel she set out to write in the finished product.

        I would also say Speedboat explores memory and how our perception of the past is altered by our present but Adler never mentions this aspect in her interviews so maybe not? or maybe accidental? But interviews tend to focus more on the current zeitgeist so the interviews may just be skewed and never go into that aspect, I find it difficult to believe it just happened.

        i'm sold on speedboat.

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    CJ Cherryh. Her sci-fi books are just perfectly to my taste. Runners up would be

    >Melanie Rawn
    >Joan D. Vinge
    >Jacqueline Carey
    >Patricia Briggs
    >Marisha Pessl

  43. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it is a tie between Willa Cather and Flanner O'Connor. 3rd place is tie among Bronte sisters.

  44. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Simone Weil is the only woman writer i've ever read and she is also my favorite writer

  45. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    She's so hot how do I get a gf bros

  46. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone I read is almost exclusively male because I read ancient classics and well, they are all men. Scholarship as well is 95% male for this stuff too.

  47. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Damn I just noticed, in my library of over a hundred books, only 3 are written by foids.

  48. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jeanette Winterson,Djuna Barnes,Can Xue,Angela Carter,Zadie Smith,Valeria Luiselli,Anna Kavan,Nathalie Sarraute,Marguerite Duras,Anne F. Garréta,Karen Russell,Arundhati Roy,Lydia Davis,Alissa Nutting,Kathy Acker,Renata Adler,Amelia Gray

  49. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Costin Alimaru

  50. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Barbara Tuchman

  51. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ayn rand
    virginia wolfe

    im a pleb

  52. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a book written by a female author. Should I bother? Honest question

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Read "The Guns of August" by Barbara Tuchman

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are so many great books by male writers that you really don’t have to bother.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. This is a massive dearth.

      If you like modernists, try Woolf, specifically To The Lighthouse, Orlando, or The Waves. If you find you like Woolf, try reading some of Katherine Mansfield's short stories. Woolf famously said that Mansfield's writing was the only writing she was ever jealous of. imo Mansfield doesn't compare to Woolf, but she's still worth reading if you like modernism/short fiction.

      For something more experimental, try Clarice Lispector. I would recommend starting with The Hour of the Star, but really any work will do. If you find you like Lispector, try The Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson or The Lover/Emily L. by Marguerite Duras.

      Some other random suggestions:

      Beloved, Toni Morrison
      The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
      The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein
      We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson

      There's a decent spread of genre/form here. Try some out and see what, if any, sticks for you.

      Woolf and Lispector are probably the two female authors who I see mentioned on lit the most (apart from Rand, who I don't care about), so they might be the best place to start.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        not that anon but thank you

  53. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anne sexton

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you havn't check out her interviews I highly recommend having a look.

  54. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shirley Jackson probably

  55. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    who is in op, anons

  56. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Clarice Lispector

  57. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Probably Yoko Ogawa, I don't have that many.
    But if it's based on hours reading their work, It's either Margaret Weiss or Tracy Hickman. I fricking devoured those dragonlance books as a kid.

  58. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    now that i think about it, the only book written b a female author that i've read was Jane Eyre, and i thought that thing was garbage. Anyone know of good female authors? no joke responses please, i'm serious about this.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      i hated jane eyre too. read "my ántonia".

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Anyone know of good female authors?
      if you consider yourself a man who loves literature, you must read Virginia Woolf's essay series "The Common Reader." three volumes. you can find selections or just individual essays easily online. absolutely sublime prose stylist. The Waves, To The Lighthouse, and Mrs. Dalloway are not to be missed

  59. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shirley Jackson wrote a good book: Hill House. I tend to like manly authors that are to the point (Robert E Howard, Cormac McCarthy) so typically women writers don't strike a chord with me. But I'm open to them.

  60. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Currently reading this and it is great. Other than that, I am not sure if I can remember a single book by a female author I have read, and its not on purpose.

  61. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jennifer Egan. A Visit from the Goon Squad, The Candy House and The Keep are all pretty kino

  62. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Carson McCullers ( a poem by Charles Bukowski )

  63. 4 months ago
    bruh

    Anita Desai>>>

  64. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >eating watermelon
    >EATING WATERMELON NEXT TO BOOKS
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
    >or are you a closed minded midwit?
    I don't really bother with knowing who the author is
    But I like Regine Pernoud's biography of Joan of Arc

  65. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    JK Rowling

  66. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    hitler

  67. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Agatha Christie and Edith Wharton

  68. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Clarice Lispector, Helene Cixous, Julian of Norwich, Mary Oliver, Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Adrienne von Speyr, and Hildegard of Bingen are some of the female authors I've read the most of and probably enjoyed the most.

    Marguerite Duras, Agnes Nemes Nagy, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Amelia Rosselli are honorable mentions. Also, they're more strictly philosophical/theological writers, but I've really enjoyed and learned a lot from Sarah Coakley, Luce Irigaray, and Ilia Delio.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      your reading list might have made me hate femlit less.

  69. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Woolf and Austen are technically good but actually unpalatable; Brontes are both mid; Rand was not a woman.

    Plath is emo kino but one note with daddy issues; makes the cut, kinda.

    Shelley is full IQfy, but under suspicious circumstances.

  70. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >look Im hot
    >and smart too
    you mean vain and vapid

    >your a midwit if you don't like woemn authors
    it is generally true that women can't write or do comedy. All the ones that my Feminist and PostColonial modules forced me to read were mid at best, and they Were the best already by general consensus. Trying to name a favorite would be trying to pick out the most lovable stool sample.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      closed minded midwit post. the reason you're so confident in your opinion is because you haven't readvery many female authors or enjoyed the comedy of rita rudner.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        The reason I am confident is that my prefiltered feminist reading list was mid af.

        >midwit
        conflating knowledge with intelligence is midwit.

        >you have not read very many
        I read my feminist studies reading list. only Simone weil was on there. If I seem a midwit for it, it will be because the curators are midwits, OR, Hallmark femtexts are midwit.

        >Rita Rudner
        If this board is still up, I will give my opinion. Got a lead pick?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          choosing to limit your reading to tumblr approved women is choosing to remain ignorant and therefor midwit behavior. branch out.
          here's a good rita rudner set:

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >midwit behaviour
            says the one conflating knowledge with intelligence. Reading the femcanon was my due diligence; any more, you give a damn reading list.

            >you must explore
            No. There are a literal million titles by female authors. I'm not an Austen supporting cast love non-interest of independent means.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >i-i forgot what class looks like
            >what femininity looks like
            oh my god what have we become

  71. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    no szabó? y’all are missing out

  72. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flannery O’Connor
    Sayaka Murata
    Jennifer Egan

  73. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Woolf, Lispector, Stein, Didion, Adler, Carson.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anne Carson? If so, great pick

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, Anne Carson.
        Autobiography of Red specifically is one of my favourite books of all time.

  74. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
  75. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Flannery O'Connor
    She's actually my favorite author outright

  76. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    love austen
    love carter
    love the brontes

    simple as

  77. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    To be honest Rand's Fountainhead is pretty good, I didn't read the Atlas one but she has a lot of essays that seem really boring.

    I have to confess I barely read anything from female authors, mainly because I usually read classical literature and there are few women there.

  78. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    females can never write an epic change my mind

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      read the Alexiad

  79. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Saint Theresa of Avila, even I'm being an agnostic I love her

  80. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >To be honest Rand's Fountainhead is pretty good

  81. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sigrid Undset, she's like Dostovesky if Dosto almost exclusively wrote medieval literary fiction.

  82. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dana Stabenow
    Yeah she's a worse version of Tony Hillerman but still better than his own daughter

  83. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's Tanith Lee

  84. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    surprised Dasa Drndic hasn't been posted yet

    also Colette and Elfriede Jelinek

  85. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Edith Wharton is great.

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