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Roberts, Michèle

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1949-    ) UK poet and author, poetry editor of Spare Rib 1975-1977. Her novels all tend to Fabulation in their expression of an articulate Feminist aesthetic, but two are of genre interest: The Wild Girl (1984) vigorously displaces the reminiscences of Mary Magdalene into what Christians might deem an unattractive Alternate History in which she and Jesus have sex; and The Book of Mrs Noah (1987) similarly engages its heroine in myth-rich concourse with the female Icons who engender the stories that make the world (see Mythology). [JC]

Michèle Brigitte Roberts

born Bushey, Hertfordshire: 20 May 1949

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