Thank you to all who stopped by to comment on the male authors of Persephone. There was quite a variety of responses, all very thoughtful. The intent was not to identify audience or indulge gender stereotype but to address a facet of Persephone's stated mission. "Persephone prints mainly neglected fiction and non-fiction by women, for women and about women." Tongue-in-cheek jesting aside, at what entry point does a male voice mesh with the distinctive tone of Persephone titles? It would seem from your responses at a spot loosely identified as domesticity.
Many thanks to Claire and Verity for hosting another wonderful Persephone event! I still have not managed to get that Mariana post up but I did love it just as Marie thought I might. But the weekend held too much to indulge all of the Persephone love for which I hoped. I will be reading posts for days! Many bookmarks to return to and many dangers to my Persephone wish list.
Photo from Saidos da Concha's photostream.