Via crucis, via lucis: Cambridge, France, and London 1916–1928
This chapter recounts the last twelve years of Harrison's life: the demoralizing return to Cambridge at the end of the war; the Cambridge campaign to confer degrees on women (and the resulting compromise); and her decision to leave Newnham. It covers her life in Paris with Hope Mirrlees, a visit to Spain, participation in two of Desjardins' décades at Pontigny, a visit from Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and return to London. Her relationship with Mirrlees is discussed and the rumour of lesbianism refuted. It touches on her Epilegomena, in which she gathers together her final thoughts on Greek religion and other short books she wrote during this period. The book closes where it began, with the memorial lecture at Newnham, and the link between Harrison and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.
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