Mary Butts: Scenes from the Life : a Biography

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McPherson, Jan 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 554 pages
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A distinctive and original voice within the Modernist movement, the English novelist Mary Butts was a prodigy of style, learning and energy, whose work compared with Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence and T.S. Eliot, and was championed by Pound, Robert McAlmon, Ford Madox Ford, and others.

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MARY BUTTS: Scenes from the Life

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A neglected British modernist writer is resurrected in exhaustive personal detail but only partly convincing critical measure. Between the world wars, Mary Butts (18901937) wrote several esteemed ... Read full review

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Mary Butts (1890-1937), an English short story writer, novelist, poet, and essayist, was well known and respected among the British literati in the 1920s and 1930s yet remained largely unknown in the ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Nathalie Blondel was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1960 and grew up in Colchester, Essex. She was educated at Colchester Girl's High School and Liverpool University, where she completed a doctorate in 1989 on the fiction of Mary Butts and the American writer Jane Bowles. Subsequently she has edited three of Jane Bowles's unpublished stories in collaboration with Paul Bowles, and has worked as a writer and translator: her subjects have included Jean Cocteau, Arthur Symons, Frances Bellerby, Patrick Hamilton, and Jocelyn Brooks, as well as Mary Butts. Nathalie Blondel currently is Research Fellow in Modern Literature and Lecturer at Oxford Brookes.

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