Topic: Discuss Phyllis Webb
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As poet and woman, Phyllis Webb was dramatically influenced by the impact of feminism in the middle of her career, and her responses to ageing, death, despair, and related philosophical issues were subsequently altered, as is reflected in her comments, poems, broadcasts, and essays. Facing the nihilism of existentialist philosophy taken to its logical extremes, contemplating suicide, and questioning the meaning of life led her through the death of an old way of thinking and toward her rebirth as what I would term a "gynolantric" poet, or one whose work praises femaleness.