Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 8, 2003 - Literary Collections - 370 pages
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Aristocrat, novelist, essayist, traveler, and lover of Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West lived a fascinating and daring life on the periphery of the Bloomsbury circle. She wrote in an astounding variety of genres, including travel narrative, historical and literary studies, poetry, fiction, and essays, and is probably best known or her novels, The Edwardians and All Passion Spent, and incomparable writings about English country houses and gardens. Here, for the first time, is an anthology that represents the full expanse of her interests and styles. Over half of the works, including intimate diaries and a dream notebook, have never been published. Edited by a foremost expert on the Bloomsbury circle, Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings provides the best and most accessible introduction to this unique writer.

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Sackville-West (1892-1962) is now most remembered as Virginia Woolf's flamboyant lover and the inspiration for her Orlando. Married to British diplomat Harold Nicholson, Sackville-West was a loving ... Read full review

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MARY ANN CAWS is a literary translator and one of the most important critics of the Bloomsbury circle, modernism, and surrealism. She is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Henri Peyre French Institute, Graduate School, CUNY. She is a former president of the Modern Language Association. Her many books include Picasso's Weeping Woman: The Life and Art of Dora Maar, Bloomsbury and France: Art and Friends (with Sarah Bird Wright), and Manifesto: A Century of Isms.

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