Olive Schreiner, Epistolary Practices and Microhistories

  title={Olive Schreiner, Epistolary Practices and Microhistories},
  author={L. Stanley and A. Salter and Helen Dampier},
  journal={Cultural and Social History},
  pages={577 - 597}
ABSTRACT Focusing on the letters of the South African feminist writer and social theorist Olive Schreiner (1855–1920), this article explores Schreiner's strategic uses of letter-writing as a key tool in her work as a cultural entrepreneur in a number of different social and political contexts. In advocating a microhistory approach which recognizes that macro and micro are interconnected and should be seen as lenses of perspective rather than as separate spheres, we examine various strands of… Expand