A Life Saved Up
By (author) Hermione Lee
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Willa Cather by Hermione Lee
Book DescriptionA biography of Willa Cather (1873-1947), who spent years working as a journalist, teacher and editor of a New York magazine whose deepest feelings were directed towards women. Her friendships from Sarah Orne Jewett and Dorothy Canfield to Stephen Tennant and Yehudi Menuhin were important to her yet as she became more famous she withdrew increasingly from the modern world she disliked. Willa Cather's fiction charts new, female versions of epic pioneering heroism and the extraordinary cultural encounters of the New World history. This major reinterpretation of Cather's work explores that American context and those traditions but finds a strange and disconcerting Cather a writer of split identities, sexual conflict, dramatic energies and stoic fatalism. The author has written books on Elizabeth Bowen, Virginia Woolf and Philip Roth and The Short Stories of Willa Cather .
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844084920
(198mm x 126mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Oct-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hermione Lee
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Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) was a great English writer, who would never have described herself in such grand terms. She won the Booker Prize for her novel Offshore in 1979, and her last work, The Blue Flower, was acclaimed as a work of genius. This book gives an account of her life, her writing, and her secret self.
Edith Wharton, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by Hermione Lee
Edith Wharton is not the genteel, nostalgic chronicler of a vanished age but a fiercely modern woman, writing of sex and incest, love and war - a woman of passionate conviction and conflicting ambitions and desires. Born in 1862 during the Civil War, Wharton broke away from her wealthy background.
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Author Biography - Hermione Lee
Hermione Lee's books include the internationally acclaimed biographies of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf. She is a well-known reviewer and broadcaster, and, in 2006, was Chair of the judges for the Man-Booker Prize. She was awarded a CBE in 2003 for services to literature.
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