Many of the letters deal with both Warner's and Maxwell's writing. On occasion Maxwell has to gracefully reject one of Warner's stories (usually with the reassurance that the story is wonderful "but not for The New Yorker").
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The Element of Lavishness: Letters of William Maxwell and Sylvia Townsend Warner, 1938-1978
The Element of Lavishness: Letters of William Maxwell and Sylvia Townsend Warner, 1938-1978. Sylvia Townsend Warner. By then, you will not only have made friends with someone born to write (you may even put off the last letter for fear of letting her go), you will have acquainted yourself with a bygone idiom. Any discerning reader (how many remain?) would be hard-pressed to discover finer-wrought epistolary Literature.
Sylvia Townsend Warner (6 December 1893 – 1 May 1978) was an English novelist and poet. She also made a contribution to musicology as a young woman. Sylvia Nora Townsend Warner was born at Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, the only child of George Townsend Warner and his wife Eleanor "Nora" Mary (née Hudleston).
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Sylvia Townsend Warner, an immensely popular writer, now diminished by the fate that awaits all . The connection continued after Maxwell retired from the New Yorker at the age of 67 and handed Warner over to his successor.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, an immensely popular writer, now diminished by the fate that awaits all once popular writers, lived in Dorset with her female companion Valentine Ackland, while Maxwell was a contentedly married man with two children.
The Element of Lavishness. Letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner & William Maxwell, 1938–1978
The Element of Lavishness. Letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner & William Maxwell, 1938–1978. Maxwell and Warner’s happy and profound literary friendship is chronicled in their copious correspondence, collected here in a feast of intelligence and expression that will delight any devoted reader - even one unfamiliar with the fiction of the two authors.
Sylvia Nora Townsend Warner (6 December 1893 - 1 May 1978) was an English poet and novelist. Townsend Warner was born in Harrow on the Hill (a suburb of London), the only child of George Townsend Warner and his wife Eleanora (Nora) Hudleston. Her father was a house-master at Harrow School and was, for many years, associated with the prestigious Harrow History Prize which was renamed the Townsend Warner History Prize in his honour, after his death in 1916