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Just finished The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. Engaging story about a lesbian relationship during World War I, though I wish my copy didn't have so many OCR errors. Made it impossible to understand in some places. Grrrrrrr. It's kind of funny that the author is pleading for tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals, yet she makes racist comments about blacks and stereotyped generalizations about Germans, the French, the Irish, the Welsh, etc. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some of my favorite lines:

"War is surely a very necessary evil; it thins down the imbecile populations who have murdered their most efficacious microbes. People will not die? very well, here comes war to mow them down in their tens of thousands. At least for those of us who survive, there will be more breathing space, thanks to the Germans—perhaps they too are a necessary evil."

Don't forget that some of this book takes place during WWI. ヽ(~_~(・_・ )ゝ

By the June of that year 700,000 United States soldiers, strong and comely men plucked from their native prairies, from their fields of tall corn, from their farms and their cities, were giving their lives in defence of freedom on the blood-soaked battlefields of France. They had little to gain and much to lose; it was not their war, yet they helped to fight it because they were young and their nation was young, and the ideals of youth are eternally hopeful.


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Akje Majdanek

About Me

Like everyone else on the planet, I'm a self-published writer. My latest project is the fictional biography of four-year-old Dorothy / Dorcas Good, who was traumatized by accusations of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.