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."


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  • 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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Hoovufinds: "you look across the fruit and flowers, my glance your glances find.— it is our secret, only ours, since all the world is blind." -from at a dinner party by amy levy (full poem:
Kaitlancollins: new — trump attorneys jim trusty and evan corcoran (and corcoran’s attorney michael levy) were just seen entering the dc courthouse in their first appearance since the judge said prosecutors met the crime-fraud threshold.
Aescott6318: a huge thank you to the millard public schools community. the levy override passed! i am grateful to live in a community that supports its public schools! i am a happy mom tonight!
Peter_levy: morning amy, thank you
Peter_levy: ha ha hope you’re well amy
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Denner's Old Woman
 by William Cowper

In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;
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