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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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Bernard Schweizer
... He is a leading Rebecca West scholar and has edited or co-edited a number of Rebecca West’s previously unpublished and uncollected works ... In 2003, he founded the International Rebecca West Society in New York and is currently the second president of the Society ... Science Foundation fellowship to conduct research on Rebecca West ...
Rebecca West - Bibliography - Criticism and Biography
... 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 ... 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 West ...
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... the Road The Politics of English Travel Writing in the 1930s (University of Virginia Press, 2001) Rebecca West Heroism, Rebellion, and the Female Epic (Greenwood ...

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