Friday, July 05, 2013

If I Had All The Time In The World, I Would Spend Some Of It With "Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion"

Yes, that's right. I didn't get back here on Wednesday, as I'd planned. The 4th of July totally kicked my--did me in. If I hadn't been cleaning and cooking on Wednesday and Thursday, I would have liked to have spent some time at Louisa May Alcott is My Passion. I hit that site last year, and because I Liked  LMA is my P's Facebook page, I realized this week that there was a post there I just couldn't resist.

Little Men: Autobiographical Elements was the big draw for me. I looove Little Men, which I would have thought I would have mentioned here at OC sometime in the last eleven years, though I can't find anything on it. I also have a big, big interest in how authors work their lives into their fiction. You can see how I had to read that post.

I did a little poking around while I was there, and I found a post comparing Louisa May with Margaret Fuller, who got a big mention in the Autobiographical Elements. Louisa's interest in service and domesticity? I would love to be able to delve more deeply into that.

I don't know how this happened, but I found two posts at LMA is my P on An Old-Fashioned Girl. And look! I have a whole series of posts here at OC on An Old-Fashioned Girl!

This is most definitely a case of one thing leading to another. I had to run away, because clearly I could just stay at that site for hours and hours if not days and days.


Susan Bailey said...

Wow. As the webmaster for Louisa May Alcott is My Passion, I am tickled pink! You and fans like you are exactly who this blog is for and I am delighted you're enjoying it. Thanks!

Gail Gauthier said...

You are most welcome.

Louisa May is one of those historical figures who is interesting on a number of levels. Sure, there's the writing, but her work also seems to have a historical/cultural context. And then outside her work there's her connection to America's first philosophical movement and her life within a literary community and her position within women's history.

So, yes, there's a great deal to draw a person to Louisa May Alcott is My Passion.