More on the “Jewish Jane Austen”
Lost Ladies of Lit is a book podcast hosted by writing partners Amy Helmes and Kim Askew. Guests include biographers, journalists, authors, and cultural historians discussing lost classics by women writers.
On the heels of Josh Lambert’s Lilith feature on Emma Wolf, the podcast dug into her life and work. Wolf, the first American Jewish writer to be published by the most important presses of her time, lived a life of privilege in upper-middle-class San Francisco society at the turn of the 20th century. Sarah Seltzer, executive editor of Lilith Magazine, joined Kim and Amy to discuss the once-popular author and her debut novel of 1892, Other Things Being Equal, which tackles “the marriage plot” — with an interfaith twist.
Listen below, and find the transcript and link at the podcast’s site.