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In extremis : the life of Laura Riding

Author: Deborah Baker
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding, the author of twenty-three books, tackled feminism, communism, sexuality, Freud, language and belief, and the coming-of-age of the American dream. In her personal relationships she was often at the center of a circle of friends and artists whose activities she inspired and sometimes controlled. Her extraordinary range of associates included  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Laura (Riding) Jackson; Laura (Riding) Jackson; Laura Riding Jackson; Laura Jackson; Laura Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Baker
ISBN: 0802113648 9780802113641
OCLC Number: 24501627
Description: xviii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The New World --
Full Epidermal Fevers --
The Old, Original Dust --
Back to the Mother Breast --
The Waiting Equipage --
Stranded in a Half-told Tale --
The Old World --
The Emotions of an Audience --
The Sphinx in Egypt --
Nancy's Laura's Robert and Nancy's Robert's Laura --
Anarchism Is Not Enough --
Outside the Window --
Good-bye to All That --
The other World --
A Small Circle of Meaning --
The Damned Thing --
The Dry Heart --
The Unthronged Oracle --
The Story Pig --
The Why of the Wind --
A Trojan Ending --
The End of the World, and After --
Doom in Bloom --
Le Chateau de la Chevrie --
New Hope --
The Only Possible Ending.
Responsibility: Deborah Baker.

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"In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding, the author of twenty-three books, tackled feminism, communism, sexuality, Freud, language and belief, and the coming-of-age of the American dream. In her personal relationships she was often at the center of a circle of friends and artists whose activities she inspired and sometimes controlled. Her extraordinary range of associates included writers as diverse as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. During a long and "scandalous" affair with Robert Graves, she watched over his most productive period and guided much of his best work. Together they launched the New Criticism."--BOOK JACKET. "Laura Riding, who died in 1991 at the age of ninety, was a deeply divided woman whose ability to create a personal mythology and continually reimagine herself could be both astonishing and maddening. The frequent subject of outrageous rumor and intense controversy, she has been portrayed as a megalomaniac, a sexual libertine, a femme fatale, even a witch. In this biography, Deborah Baker considers Laura Riding in the context of her background, her times, and, most importantly, her work. She removes the layers of conjecture, bias, and sometimes sheer nonsense that have distorted Riding's life, reputation, and scale of achievement."--BOOK JACKET.

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