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 first Jewish woman at Cambridge University and as a pioneering 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...
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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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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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  • Crimereads: a roundtable discussion with ivy pochoda, amy gentry, cynthia pelayo, elisabeth de mariaffi, lisa taddeo, and lisa levy.
  • Enolasdarling: if you stan any of these people lets be mutuals - millie bobby brown - winona ryder - amy winehouse - patrick stewart - dan levy - lauryn hill - helena bonham carter - vera farmiga - caleb mclaughlin - david harbour - dionne bromfield - phoebe bridgers - jimi hendrix
  • Lubeyond6conf: walbank begins by bringing forward ideas surrounding 'new womanhood' that became prevalent in the 19th century, centring around amy levy and the urban landscape. walbank brings this idea into the modern day by relating these concepts to the murder of sarah everard early in 2021 .
  • Crimereads: a roundtable discussion with ivy pochoda, amy gentry, cynthia pelayo, elisabeth de mariaffi, lisa taddeo, and lisa levy!
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Robert Browning Poem
From 'Pauline'
 by Robert Browning

O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
What would I have? What is this -sleep-, which seems
To bound all? can there be a -waking- point
Of crowning life? The soul would never rule-
It would be first in all things-it would have
Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
Commanding for commanding sickens it.
The last point I can trace is, rest beneath
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