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Mary Margaret Busk

(1779—1863) writer and translator


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née Blair (Tipton, 1779–1863, ?), was the wife of an MP and a respected critic. The reviews she devoted to the German literary scene in well-known periodicals such as Blackwood's Magazine and the Foreign Quarterly Review adopted a conservative stance but showed her wide-ranging curiosity. Her readiness to relate works and writers to the general development of literature ensured the lasting accuracy of her judgements and represents a major contribution to the reception of German literature in the English-speaking world.

From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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