1890s People
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Michael Field
By Stefano Evangelista
Michael Field is the shared pen name of two women: Katharine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913). Bradley and Cooper were aunt and niece but also life-long companions and lovers. They celebrated their poetic/sexual union in several of their poems and plays, and they even boasted of being “ closer married” than the more famous Victorian couple – Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning – because, unlike the Brownings, they wrote under one name ( Works and Days, 16). In fact, the two...