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.

Click here to read her essay and learn about May through the conference which took place in Paris last summer.


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