Literature, for most of its history, was a male reality. The form and structure of the novel, the perceptual framework, the very size and character of the literary sentence: these were tools shaped by men for their own uses. The woman of the future, [Virginia] Woolf says, will devise her own kind of sentence, her own form, and she'll use it to write about her own reality.

Shakespeare's Sisters by Rachel Cusk
cortney cassidy