Rebecca West

Cicely Isabel Fairfield (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. A prolific, protean author who wrote in many genres, West was committed to feminist and liberal principles and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of the twentieth century. She reviewed books for The Times, the New York Herald Tribune, the Sunday Telegraph, and the New Republic, and she was a correspondent for The Bookman. Her major works include Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), on the history and culture of Yugoslavia; A Train of Powder (1955), her coverage of the Nuremberg trials, published originally in The New Yorker; The Meaning of Treason, later The New Meaning of Treason, a study of World War II and Communist traitors; The Return of the Soldier, a modernist World War I novel; and the "Aubrey trilogy" of autobiographical novels, The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund. Time called her "indisputably the world's number one woman writer" in 1947. She was made CBE in 1949, and DBE in 1959, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to British letters.

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... Rebecca West Artist and Thinker (1971) by Peter Wolfe Rebecca West (Twayne Authors Series) (1980) by Motley F ... Deakin The Literary Achievement of Rebecca West (1986) by Harold Orel Rebecca West A Life (1987) by Victoria Glendinning Rebecca West A Life (1996) by Carl Rollyson ... Norton Rebecca West Heroism, Rebellion, and the Female Epic' (2002) by Bernard Schweizer Rebecca West and the God That Failed (2005) by Carl Rollyson Rebecca ...
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... Writing in the 1930s (University of Virginia Press, 2001) Rebecca West Heroism, Rebellion, and the Female Epic (Greenwood, 2002) Essay Collections Not So Innocent Abroad the Politics of Travel and Travel ...

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    Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    Men must be capable of imagining and executing and insisting on social change if they are to reform or even maintain civilization, and capable too of furnishing the rebellion which is sometimes necessary if society is not to perish of immobility.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    A bad short story or novel or poem leaves one comparatively calm because it does not exist, unless it gets a fake prestige through being mistaken for good work. It is essentially negative, it is something that has not come through. But over bad criticism one has a sense of real calamity.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all.
    Rebecca West [Cicily Isabel Fairfield] (1892–1983)

    The memory ... experiencing and re-experiencing, has such power over one’s mere personal life, that one has merely lived.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)