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by Victoria Glendinning

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  • ISBN 0449903206
  • ISBN13 978-0449903209
  • Language English
  • Author Victoria Glendinning
  • Publisher Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (August 12, 1988)
  • Pages 340
  • Formats lrf doc lit txt
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Arts and Literature
  • Size ePub 1543 kb
  • Size Fb2 1743 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Celebrated novelist, acerbic critic, and journalist without peer, friend and lover of the great and gifted, social and sexual rebel, observer of modern history's turning points, Rebecca West led one of the great lives of the twentieth century. In this first full-scale biography of Rebecca West, the widely admired biographer Victoria Glendinning captures that life in all its disturbing brilliance and haunting pain.

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Rebecca West: A Life has been added to your Cart. Glendinning, who knew West, does a fine job of bringing out her genius, but does not shy away from her paranonia, vindictiveness, self-absorption and multiple other self-inflicted miseries

Rebecca West: A Life has been added to your Cart. Glendinning, who knew West, does a fine job of bringing out her genius, but does not shy away from her paranonia, vindictiveness, self-absorption and multiple other self-inflicted miseries. While I can respect West for her courageous stand against communisim in general and Stalinism in particular (in a time when it was the epitome of gauche to be anti-communist), it seems to me that hers was, in the end, a terribly sad life, made that way her own choices and her refusal to re-evaluate those decisions later.

Glendinning, Victoria (1969). A suppressed cry : life and death of a Quaker daughter. Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West (Victoria Glendinning wrote the Afterword). Routledge & Kegan Paul. Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer, 1977, Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Raffles and the Golden Opportunity, 2012, Profile Books Ltd. The Butcher's Daughter, 2018, Duckworth Overlook. Madden, Paul (April 2013).

In this first full-scale biography of Rebecca West, the widely admired biographer Victoria Glendinning captures that life in all Celebrated novelist, acerbic critic, and journalist without peer, friend and lover of the great and gifted, social and sexual rebel, observer of modern history's turning points, Rebecca West led one of the great lives of the twentieth century.

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Rebecca West was born Cicily Isabel Fairfield in 1892 in London, UK, and grew up in a home full of intellectual stimulation, political debate, lively company, books and . Glendinning, Victoria (1987). Rollyson, Carl E. (1996).

Rebecca West was born Cicily Isabel Fairfield in 1892 in London, UK, and grew up in a home full of intellectual stimulation, political debate, lively company, books and music. Her mother, Isabella, a Scotswoman, was an accomplished pianist but did not pursue a musical career after her marriage to Charles Fairfield.

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Complete summary of Victoria Glendinning's Rebecca West: A Life. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Rebecca West: A Life. While deftly revealing these conflicts, Glendinning also shows West displaying the vigor and originality that brought her literary fame, producing such landmark books as BLACK LAMB AND GREY FALCON, THE MEANING OF TREASON, and THE FOUNTAIN OVERFLOWS. Troubles that might have destroyed a lesser person barely slowed her down: assorted physical complaints, strange hallucinatory episodes, and irrevocable estrangement from her son. Glendinning makes it clear that West was a writer before all else.

Rebecca West: A Life. Leonard Woolf: A Life. Victoria Glendinning. First published in Great Britain in 2012 by. Profile books ltd. 3A Exmouth House. London EC1R 0JH. ww. rofilebooks. 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Typeset in Bell by MacGuru Ltd.

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I picked this book up as an introduction to West, having heard of her only by reputation and never read her work. Glendinning, who knew West, does a fine job of bringing out her genius, but does not shy away from her paranonia, vindictiveness, self-absorption and multiple other self-inflicted miseries.

While I can respect West for her courageous stand against communisim in general and Stalinism in particular (in a time when it was the epitome of gauche to be anti-communist), it seems to me that hers was, in the end, a terribly sad life, made that way her own choices and her refusal to re-evaluate those decisions later. Glendinning never records an instance in which West admitted that she was wrong or had wronged another.

Her horrible relationship with her son Antony is case in point. Should it have surprised her that a boy who was born out of wedlock in Edwardian times, and subsequently ignored and not even acknowledged by his mother, would grow up to resent her in some way? Clearly Antony took it too far, and should have gotten on with his life instead of making a career out of bashing his mother. But West never seemed able to own up to her role in making him what he became.

West seemed to live in a self-centric world, and come across in this book as curiously lacking in self-awareness. She claimed to be a free woman, yet was unable not to have a man in her life. This often led to her being terribly hurt, but she never seemed to learn the lesson. Both HG Wells and Lord Beaverbrook and evidently a host of other men used her for their sexual satisfaction, but while she lived her life with a stated low opinion of men, she never seemed to grasp why they used her or why she let them.

When she finally did marry, she experienced some happiness, but then grew bored. She never really understood the concept of unconditional love. Ultimately, it was all about her. She cheated on her husband with at least two separate affairs, then expressed hurt when it was learned that he'd done the same thing. His philandering was more extensive, but the frequency seems irrelevant when such conduct is introduced into the marriage relationship by both spouses.

As an old woman, she apparently began to question her conduct somewhat. But she repented of nothing. Is this being free? Authentic? Or foolish and prideful? Your ability to enjoy this telling of West's life will depend greatly on what you see as important in living the Good Life. I read it mostly for information, rather than inspiration, and in that aspect it is a fine biography.

The reader on these tapes did a fine job. My only complaint was when she would make an attempt at an American accent. She should not have bothered.
Kajishakar
Glendinning's account is a trifle presumptuous at times, but only a trifle. And she gives an excellent account of a female genius feminist who in spite of her meteoric successes was tortured her entire life by her inability to access a simple womanly existence: And this by the inevitable culture driven inadequacy of the men around her.