Who is Amy Levy

Amy Judith Levy (10 November 1861 – 10 September 1889) was a British essayist, poet, and novelist best remembered for her literary gifts; her experience as the second Jewish woman at Cambridge University and as the first woman student at Newnham College, Cambridge; her feminist positions; her friendships with others living what came later to be called a "New Woman" life, some of whom were lesbians; and her relationships with both women and men in literary and politically activist circles in London during the 1880s.

Biography

Levy was born in Clapham, an affluent district of London, on 10 November 1861, to Lewis and Isobel Levy. She was the second of seven children born into a Jewish family with a "casual attitude toward religious observance" who sometimes attend...
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Amy Levy Poems

  • A Cross-road Epitaph
    "Am Kreuzweg wird begraben
    Wer selber brachte sich um."


    ...
  • Lohengrin
    Back to the mystic shore beyond the main
    The mystic craft has sped, and left no trace.
    Ah, nevermore may she behold his face,
    Nor touch his hand, nor hear his voice again! ...
  • Contradictions
    Now, even, I cannot think it true,
    My friend, that there is no more you.
    Almost as soon were no more I,
    Which were, of course, absurdity! ...
  • Impotens
    If I were a woman of old,
    What prayers I would pray for you, dear;
    My pitiful tribute behold--
    Not a prayer, but a tear. ...
  • To Death
    (From Lenau.)


    If within my heart there's mould, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Amy Levy

Heart 35 Love 27 I Love You 27 Sweet 24 Long 23 Face 19 Life 19 Night 18 Death 17 Never 16


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Leeannerichard2: rachel hollander on the power duo olive schreiner and amy levy: this paper is also about the politics of the possible.
Morethanmysle: never forget: brett kavanaugh, neil gorsuch, & amy coney barrett all lied at their nomination hearings under oath & committed perjury. they were *also* federal judges at the time! all 3 are liars!
Brentlindeque: look what woolworths did!!! look!!! disappointed they didn’t call it the good things tree, but happy they listened to my suggestion. photo cred: janene levy nates
Amy_gulgowski: the rabbi finds her way: a pearl ross-levy novel [n1nkcyv]
Refamyveronica: next saturday in hialeah we're at it again with bash at the brew 21. use the code amy for 10% off tickets
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The waters chased him as he fled
 by Emily Dickinson

1749

The waters chased him as he fled,
Not daring look behind-
A billow whispered in his Ear,
“Come home with me, my friend-
My parlor is of shriven glass,
My pantry has a fish
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