The Resource Rebecca West : a life, Carl Rollyson

Rebecca West : a life, Carl Rollyson

Label
Rebecca West : a life
Title
Rebecca West
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Carl Rollyson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novelist, critic, biographer, travel writer, and investigative journalist, Rebecca West had a keen eye for conflict, and a razor tongue for battle. Called "George Bernard Shaw in skirts" by pundits, she was a woman both feted for her achievements and feared for her cutting wit - "With malice toward all" was her motto, and her barbs are legend. Yet her vitriol was a mask for the pain she spent her life trying to escape. Born Cicily Fairfield to a ne'er-do-well, sexually abusive father and an emotionally fragile mother, she took the name Rebecca West from a strong-willed character in an Ibsen play, and thus began the remarkable process of reinvention that would culminate in her being named Dame of the British Empire at the peak of her career. West's first great love was H.G. Wells, with whom she had a son out of wedlock; her stormy relationship with both father and son would plague her throughout her life. She traveled around the world for her writing, and her fame, beauty and wit drew men to her wherever she went. She left behind a notable train in her wake, including the likes of Wells, Lord Beaverbrook, and Charlie Chaplin. Drawing upon a wealth of never-before-seen archival material and interviews with family and friends, authorized biographer Carl Rollyson has re-created this singular life with compassion, animation, and rare insight. He has plumbed deeply, to the truth behind Dame West's outrageous reputation, and - a harder feat - he has taken the first full measure of her dazzling range of accomplishments. At last, one of this century's most gifted and colorful writers has been given the biography she so richly deserves
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rollyson, Carl E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.E8
LC item number
Z85 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Rebecca
  • West, Rebecca
  • West, Rebecca
  • Novelists, English
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Novelists, English
  • Biographie
  • Great Britain
Label
Rebecca West : a life, Carl Rollyson
Link
https://archive.org/details/rebeccawestlife00roll
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sundflower 1925-1927
  • The Strange Necessity 1927-1928
  • Sex Antagonism 1928-1929
  • Rebecca Cicily 1929-1930
  • Ric and Rac and Comus 1930-1933
  • Anticipating the Apocalypse 1933-1935
  • The Return of the Father 1934-1935
  • The Difference Between Men and Women 1935-1936
  • Love and Marriage 1935-1936
  • Gone with the Balkans 1936-1938
  • The Family Romance
  • War 1938-1941
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Modern Scheherazade
  • Blocked and Abandoned 1941-1945
  • 'And How I See the Drama Go On' 1944-1945
  • Retribution and Treachery 1945-1946
  • The Trials of Nuremberg 1946
  • 'The Sibyl of Our Time' 1947-1948
  • Richard III's Mother 1949
  • The Medusa Head 1949-1952
  • The Communist Conspiracy 1952-1953
  • The Young Rebecca 1901-1912
  • The Kafkas and the Brontes 1952-1954
  • Heritage 1955-1956
  • The Family Politic 1956
  • Lamentations 1956-1959
  • In the Cauldron of South Africa 1960-1961
  • Crossfire 1960-1966
  • Survivors in Mexico 1966-1967
  • Love without Content 1968-1969
  • The Willy-Willies 1970-1971
  • 'The Real Right Beginning' 'Biography Is a Blood Sport' 1972-1974
  • The New Woman and the Old Man 1912-1913
  • 'The Abnormality of My Life' 1975-1978
  • Celebrating Rebecca West 1977-1980
  • 'To the Last Breath' 1981-1983
  • Panther and Jaguar 1913-1915
  • Sons and Lovers 1915-1918
  • The Judge 1917-1921
  • The End of My Youth 1922-1923
  • The New World 1923-1925
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
511 pages
Isbn
9780684194301
Lccn
96024231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34772334
  • (OCoLC)ocm34772334
Label
Rebecca West : a life, Carl Rollyson
Link
https://archive.org/details/rebeccawestlife00roll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 443-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sundflower 1925-1927
  • The Strange Necessity 1927-1928
  • Sex Antagonism 1928-1929
  • Rebecca Cicily 1929-1930
  • Ric and Rac and Comus 1930-1933
  • Anticipating the Apocalypse 1933-1935
  • The Return of the Father 1934-1935
  • The Difference Between Men and Women 1935-1936
  • Love and Marriage 1935-1936
  • Gone with the Balkans 1936-1938
  • The Family Romance
  • War 1938-1941
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Modern Scheherazade
  • Blocked and Abandoned 1941-1945
  • 'And How I See the Drama Go On' 1944-1945
  • Retribution and Treachery 1945-1946
  • The Trials of Nuremberg 1946
  • 'The Sibyl of Our Time' 1947-1948
  • Richard III's Mother 1949
  • The Medusa Head 1949-1952
  • The Communist Conspiracy 1952-1953
  • The Young Rebecca 1901-1912
  • The Kafkas and the Brontes 1952-1954
  • Heritage 1955-1956
  • The Family Politic 1956
  • Lamentations 1956-1959
  • In the Cauldron of South Africa 1960-1961
  • Crossfire 1960-1966
  • Survivors in Mexico 1966-1967
  • Love without Content 1968-1969
  • The Willy-Willies 1970-1971
  • 'The Real Right Beginning' 'Biography Is a Blood Sport' 1972-1974
  • The New Woman and the Old Man 1912-1913
  • 'The Abnormality of My Life' 1975-1978
  • Celebrating Rebecca West 1977-1980
  • 'To the Last Breath' 1981-1983
  • Panther and Jaguar 1913-1915
  • Sons and Lovers 1915-1918
  • The Judge 1917-1921
  • The End of My Youth 1922-1923
  • The New World 1923-1925
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
511 pages
Isbn
9780684194301
Lccn
96024231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34772334
  • (OCoLC)ocm34772334

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