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Words and Music
This edition looks forward to International Women's Day on March 8 with poetry, prose and music about women challenging society's rules. Jessica Mitford's Hons and Rebels takes us to the Spanish Civil War, Sally Rooney and Aphra Behn imagine adulterous relationships, Warsan Shire writes in praise of Grace Jones and Athena steps into her chariot of fire in Emily Wilson's new translation of The Iliad. Music includes compositions by Emily Hall, Clara Schumann, Fatoumata Diawara, Cecilia McDowell and Hildegard of Bingen, and pieces arranged by or conducted by women including Alison Balsom, Rachel Podger, Barbara Hannigan and Emmanuelle Haim.
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