Catherine Carswell: A Biography

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John Donald, 2007 - Authors, Scottish - 225 pages
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Catherine Carswell, the Scottish novelist, biographer, and critic is recognised as a substantial figure in the Scottish literary Renaissance. Her Life of Robert Burns produced a furore in Scottish newspapers for its depiction of a man, rather than a legend, and her biography of D. H. Lawrence, The Savage Pilgrimage, was withdrawn amid threats of legal action. As a working journalist, she knew many of the great literary figures of her day in Scotland, England, and America. She worked with the Irishman William Fay to write a history of the Abbey Theatre, and was the lifelong friend of the novelist D. H. Lawrence, remaining his supporter throughout his battles with British censorship.

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Jan Pilditch was born and grew up in Cheshire, England. After emigrating to New Zealand she continued her studies extramurally through Massey University and later at the University of Waikato where she completed a DPhil in American Satire. She is now a Senior Lecturer in English and Director of the American Studies Programme at Waikato. She serves on the Executive Committee for the Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association and is a Fulbright Alumni. As a result of her work on Catherine Carswell, she was made an Honorary Research Fellow of Glasgow University in 2001.

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