” I think with every book you realize you are partway through and there is something really elementary that you should have researched. “


” I don’t think there is ever objective biography. Our vision of our subject is always shaped by who we are. So I do, of course, think the biographer’s view is always something to keep in mind. “


” Certainly, I am writing as a 21st-century woman, so I am much more inclined to view her as a three-dimensional woman. I think we keep coming up with this stubborn problem of a woman being judged by her appearance rather than her accomplishments. We are much more inclined to ask: was Cleopatra beautiful? “


” The interesting thing about Cleopatra is that she is such a shape-shifter. I mean through history we’ve all molded her to our times and our places. So there’s room for a movie for her, but I don’t think it will hew to the book. “



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I think with every book you realize you are partway through and there is something really elementary that you should have researched.
I don
Certainly, I am writing as a 21st-century woman, so I am much more inclined to view her as a three-dimensional woman. I think we keep coming up with this stubborn problem of a woman being judged by her appearance rather than her accomplishments. We are much more inclined to ask: was Cleopatra beautiful?
The interesting thing about Cleopatra is that she is such a shape-shifter. I mean through history we

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