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To the editors:

No offense intended to Aphra Behn, but she is not "the first European woman known to have made her living as a writer" ["A Feminist Comedy From 1677," March 24]. Christine de Pisan (c1365-c1430) has a reasonable claim to be the first professional writer in Europe--of either sex.

Gail Gillispie

S. Dorchester


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