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Life in the writings of Storm Jameson : a biography

Author: Elizabeth Maslen
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2014.
Series: Cultural expressions of World War II.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Margaret Storm Jameson (1891-1986) is primarily known as a compelling essayist; her stature as a novelist and champion of the dispossessed is largely forgotten. In Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson, Elizabeth Maslen reveals a figure who held her own beside fellow British women writers, including Virginia Woolf; anticipated the Angry Young Women, such as Doris Lessing; and was an early champion of such European  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Storm Jameson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Maslen
ISBN: 9780810129795 0810129795 0810167670 9780810167674
OCLC Number: 874835563
Description: xix, 556 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I, 1891-1930 --
Childhood and adolescence --
Student life in Leeds and London --
Marriage and war --
Entry into the world of work --
Margaret and Guy --
Work takes over --
Part II, 1930-1938 --
Dawn of a critical decade --
The growing crisis in Europe --
The role of the novel as Hitler comes to power --
Anti-fascism, pacifism, and the PEN --
Escalating violence in Europe, and how to respond --
The Peace Pledge Union and anti-fascism --
A clash of interests grows --
Munich, and Margaret's commitment to the PEN --
Part III, 1939-1949 --
War is declared --
The Blitz and increasing internment --
The worsening war --
America joins the war --
Life in Wales --
Illness takes over --
The end of the war and visits to Eastern Europe --
War's aftermath and visit to the States --
Part IV, 1950-1986 --
Reassessing the road to now --
The death of Hermon Ould and advent of harder times --
Homelessness and two narrow escapes --
The CND and a secret new venture --
The move to Cambridge --
Settling down --
The shadows gather --
Guy's death and the aftermath --
Journey to the North.
Series Title: Cultural expressions of World War II.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Maslen.

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Elizabeth Maslen's excellent biography offers a fresh look at the intersection of Jameson's life and work and the way these intersected with figures from Rebecca West to Arthur Koeslter to Czeslaw  Read more...

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