Tag Archive


Margaret Fuller’s “Conversations” for a Digital Age?

Reading the two volumes of Charles Capper’s marvelous biography of Margaret Fuller was a little bit like reading the first two volumes of an unfinished triple-decker novel.   That’s not a knock on Capper, whose portrayal of Fuller and/in her milieus is perceptive and profound, thorough and enthralling.  One just has the sense that Margaret Fuller’s life wasn’t finished when it ended.  She was grappling all her life with the relationship between mind and body, intellect and gender, thought and love, carving out a space as a woman intellectual in a culture that by and large did not see the need Read more