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|Genre/Form:||Records and correspondence
|Named Person:||Dorothy L Sayers; Dorothy L Sayers|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Dorothy L Sayers; Barbara Reynolds
|ISBN:||0312140010 9780312140014 0312181272 9780312181277|
|Description:||volumes <1-2> : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Preface / P.D. James --
1899-1908 Childhood --
1909-1911 School --
1912-1915 Oxford --
1916-1920 In Search of a Career --
1920-1925 The Difficult Years --
1926-1929 Marriage, Maturity and the Beginnings of Success --
1930-1936 Celebrated Author and Private Person.
|Responsibility:||chosen and edited by Barbara Reynolds.|
Golden age, but also a poet, a translator, and ultimately a playwright. There are also letters that make for painful reading: those to the man she loved, John Cournos, who refused to marry her because he didn't believe in marriage and didn't want children, yet soon after his move to America, married a woman with children of her own; and those pouring out her frustrated love to the illegitimate son whom she could not acknowledge publicly. Sayers reveals herself candidly.
In her personal letters as a genial, amusing, and loyal friend, but also as the woman who "regarded the intellect as androgynous - neither male or female, but human" and took exuberant pleasure in using it well. Her letters bear the imprint of her vigorous mind, reflecting the social, cultural, and religious issues in which she took a passionate interest.