by Yona zeldis Mcdonough

Our Foremother: Amy Levy 1861-1889

Even the barest outline of Amy Levy’s life is tantalizing. Born in the Clapham section of London in 1861, she was the first Jewish woman admitted to Newnham College, Cambridge. In her lifetime .she published three novels and three collections of verse, and contributed to several major literary magazines, including Temple Bar and The Gentleman ‘s Magazine. She also wrote for The Jewish Chronicle, one of the leading British Jewish newspapers of the time.

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