Carl Rollyson REBECCA WEST: A Life

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REBECCA WEST: A Life

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A profile of the influential twentieth-century author discusses her childhood with a sexually abusive father, her relationship with the writer H.G. Wells, her literary accomplishments, and other information

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Rebecca West was a prolific English literary star, producing a stream of essays, reviews, novels, and non-fiction journalism. In the 1920s she established herself as one of Britain's most influential critics, cultivating friendships with literary figures from George Bernard Shaw to H. G. Wells, with whom she began a torrid affair when she was 19. Her sweeping study of prewar Yugoslavia, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), has been resurrected to some acclaim since the war in the Balkans. Beyond that, her literary reputation has never been elevated to the canon. Rollyson's exhaustive biography examines the strange life and the amazing output of an independent woman whom Wells called "Panther."

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Carl Rollyson is Professor of English at Baruch College, the City University of New York.

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