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 Townsend Warner (6 December 1893 – 1 May 1978) was an English novelist and poet. 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, who died in 1978, was a poet, novelist and writer of short stories. You will come away with a deeper knowledge of love and grief after you read " Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography" by Claire Harman . This biography makes use of her previously unpublished diaries.
Lives & letters: Sylvia Townsend Warner's passionate love poetry became profoundly sad as she .
Lives & letters: Sylvia Townsend Warner's passionate love poetry became profoundly sad as she experienced betrayal, bereavement and old age. It's time her genius was more widely recognised, argues Claire Harman. Shortly before her death 30 years ago, Sylvia Townsend Warner wrote to the publisher of her planned Selected Poems, "it is the most astonishing affair for me to be taken notice of in my extreme old age". Her surprise was understandable: she hadn't published a book of poems since 1934, though her first collections had won plaudits from AE Housman and Arthur Quiller-Couch, and Yeats had included her in his Oxford Book of English Verse.
I was delighted when I spotted Sylvia Townsend Warner's Selected Poems on the shelves of my University library. I adore her prose, but had not previously ventured into her poetry, and was thus very excited to check the red-jacketed tome out. Claire Harman, Townsend Warner's biographer, writes in her afterword that the poems here have been arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and span a fifty-year period. There are many miniature stories to be found within the pages of Selected Poems.
The genius of Claire Harman's biography is that it transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for .
The genius of Claire Harman's biography is that it transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to quiet rebellion and fierce ambition. The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lolly Willowes in 1926, but never became a conventional member of London literary life, pursuing instead a long writing career in her own individualistic manner.
Claire Harman SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER A Biography Contents List of Illustrations Chapter 1. .Praise for Sylvia Townsend Warner. A living and revelatory biography, as passionate and truthful, elegant and enchanting as its subject.
Claire Harman SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER A Biography Contents List of Illustrations Chapter 1: 1893–1917 Chapter 2: 1918–1930 Chapter 3: 1930–1937 Chapter 4. Claire Harman restores Sylvia Townsend Warner to her real place as, in her best works, second only to Virginia Woolf among the women writers of our century’ George D. Painter. A fascinating and moving tale, told with insight, sympathy and objectivity’ Times Literary Supplement.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, Claire Harman. The first "Collected Poems" of Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was published by Carcanet in 1982. Since then, more of her work has come to light, including some of the most moving and personal poems she ever wrote.
Template:Refimprove Sylvia Nora Townsend Warner (6 December 1893 - 1 May 1978) was an English poet and novelist. Sylvia Townsend Warner. Courtesy The Poetry Archive. Manchester, UK: Carcanet, 1985; New York: Viking, 1985. Manchester, UK: Fyfield, Carcanet, 2008.
British writer Sylvia Townsend Warner was born in Harrow in 1893, the daughter .
British writer Sylvia Townsend Warner was born in Harrow in 1893, the daughter of a headmaster. Educated at home, she was a talented musician. Her first book was a collection of poems, The Espalier (1925); such volumes as Time Importuned (1928) and Opus 7 (1931) followed. In 1933, she and her companion, the poet Valentine Ackland, published a joint collection of poems, Whether a Dove or a Seagull.