As for me and my house in 1938, published in 1941, set during great depression on the prairies, so early 1930"s. All kinds of levels that we have to work to uncover. Perspective on mrs. bentley is very masculinist and condescending. Strong tendency to privilege the male in this text. Mrs. bentley and her husband have contrasting values and contrasting artistic assumptions. Good way of seeing how different they are. Mrs. bentley is the narrator, keeps a diary in the first person, highly subjective in her responses to the world around her so the narrative is highly subjective. She is a romantic, in the sense that keats and wordsworth were. It"s all about emotion, personal responses to nature etc. Her favourite composer is list, the quintessential romantic composer. He was a huge show off, playing two pianos at the same time, used mirrors, the elton john of his day. Bentley uses her music to manipulate men.