Thursday, 13 September 2012
John Turner Comments on Phillis Wheatley Review
Anxious Bench blog, John Turner comments on my review of Vincent Carretta's Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage in Books & Culture. I told John that I thoroughly enjoyed Phillis Wheatley, and perhaps I did not give Carretta enough credit for the strengths of the book. That being said, I reiterate my desire for Carretta to have provided more analysis on the faith of Phillis and her owners, which seems to me to have been a significant part of the story. Perhaps someone else will write a journal article or monograph on this aspect of Phillis Wheatley.