Gillmore, Inez Haynes

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(1873-1970) US author born in Brazil but raised from infancy in the US, whose sf novel, Angel Island (1914), conveys an almost surreal Feminist message with considerable competence – she had been an active feminist from before the end of the century. Five beautiful winged women, who have enjoyed total freedom, discover five men who have been shipwrecked on the eponymous Island (in the Robinsonade tradition); they are soon captured by the men, who clip their wings and breed with them; the tale gradually makes explicit an outrage at the caging of women, as well as an acute ambivalence about the seemingly willing submission of at least four of them to bondage. [JC]

Inez Haynes Gillmore Irwin

born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 2 March 1873

died Norwell, Massachusetts: 25 September 1970


  • Angel Island (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1914) [hb/]


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