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A Posthumous Interview with Louisa May Alcott

In her memoir, Just Kids, Patti Smith recalls that her earliest inspiration was the fictional Jo March, one of the four sisters in Louisa May Alcott’s most beloved novel, Little Women.

What would a gawky, bookish teen growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s and 60s (albeit one destined to become a punk legend) find in common with a 19th-century girl in crinolines?

Plenty, actually. In Alcott’s autobiographical (albeit idealized) novel, Jo March is the author’s own alter ego. Read More→


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