Lolly Willowes: or the Loving Huntsman
By (author) Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Lolly Willowes: or the Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Book Description[The book] I ll be pressing into people s hands forever is Lolly Willowes, the 1926 novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner. It tells the story of a woman who rejects the life that society has fixed for her in favor of freedom and the most unexpected of alliances. It completely blindsided me: Starting as a straightforward, albeit beautifully written family saga, it tips suddenly into extraordinary, lucid wildness. - Helen Macdonald in "The New York Times Book Review"'s By the Book."In "Lolly Willowes," Sylvia Townsend Warner tells of an aging spinster's struggle to break way from her controlling family a classic story that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, while adding a dimension of the supernatural and strange. Warner is one of the outstanding and indispensable mavericks of twentieth-century literature, a writer to set beside Djuna Barnes and Jane Bowles, with a subversive genius that anticipates the fantastic flights of such contemporaries as Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780940322165
(201mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sylvia Townsend Warner
Corner That Held Them, Paperback (March 2012)
A masterful historical novel of monastic life, set in the 14th century. Many consider this Townsend Warner's most accomplished work.
Lolly Willowes, Paperback (March 2012)
Sylvia Townsend Warner's first novel, published in 1926, is magical and subversive, anticipating the ficton of writers like Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.
Stranger With a Bag, Paperback (July 2011)
A collection of stories that includes "Love Match".
Scenes of Childhood, Paperback (May 2011)» View all books by Sylvia Townsend Warner
In the course of her brilliant career Sylvia Townsend Warner wrote superbly in many and diverse forms but never penned a memoir, properly speaking. However, from the 1930s to the 1970s she did contribute a series of short reminiscences to the "New Yorker". This title collects and orders those reminiscences.
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Author Biography - Sylvia Townsend Warner
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893 1978) was a poet, short-story writer, and novelist, as well as an authority on early English music and a devoted member of the Communist Party. Her many books include"Mr. Fortune s Maggot"and"Lolly Willows"(both published byNYRBClassics), "The Corner that Held Them," and"Kingdoms of Elfin." Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. Her most recent novel is"Truth and Consequences.""
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