They will know that there are books waiting for them as there were no books for me.

~ Carolyn G. Heilbrun,  Women’s lives: The View from the Threshold

Read the first section of Carolyn from Nancy K. Miller’s My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism. In this excerpt, Miller introduces us to her relationship with Carolyn Heilbrun (1926-2003). Heilbrun was a feminist and the first woman to receive tenure in the English department at Columbia University. In 1983 Heilbrun and Miller co-founded and became the co-editor of our Gender and Culture series.

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