Begun in 2010, this blog offers analysis and reflection by Susan Bailey on the life, works and legacy of Louisa May Alcott and her family. Susan is an active member and supporter of the Louisa May Alcott Society, the Fruitlands Museum and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
A fresh examination of May Alcott Nieriker: Did Genius Burn?
I am pleased to present a most interesting and insightful essay on May Alcott Nieriker by Azelina Flint, an Alcott scholar from Great Britain who organized a conference in Paris last year called “Recovering May Alcott Nieriker’s Life and Work.”
It begins with an intriguing letter written by May to her father, Bronson when she was 21 which includes a drawing. From that starting point, Ms. Flint begins to discern the character, humor and eventual genius of this youngest of Alcott sisters.