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eBook The Essential Rebecca West: Revised Edition: Rebecca West: A Celebration ePub

by Samuel Hynes,Rebecca West

  • ISBN: 0140069445
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Samuel Hynes,Rebecca West
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (November 3, 1987)
  • Pages: 800
  • ePub book: 1133 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1947 kb
  • Other: lrf txt docx lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 931

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ISBN 13: 9780140069440. Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of several major works of literary criticism, including The Auden Generation, Edwardian Occasions, and The Edwardian Turn of Mind. Hynes's wartime experiences as a Marine Corps pilot were the basis for his highly praised memoir, Flights of Passage.

The Essential Rebecca West book. Rebecca West, Samuel Hynes

The Essential Rebecca West book. Rebecca West, Samuel Hynes. Cicely Isabel Fairfield, 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.

A dynamic selection of previously uncollected writing from Rebecca West, hailed as one of the greatest woman writers of the 20th century. West's wit and clear-eyed observations explore many of the great leaders and thinkers of modern times - from Winston Churchill and Vladimir Nabokov to Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell and many others.

Rebecca West: A Celebration Paperback. Rebecca West should be a better known writer. Her best work may be essential. These particular selections do not feel that essential.

Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield DBE (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer

Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield DBE (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer.

A wonderful introduction to the author’s nonfiction writing, and a veritable goldmine for fans, The Essential Rebecca West brings the writer, her voice, and her times to life.

Whether considering her escapades in Prohibition-era New York or her own path to writing fiction, West’s essays offer captivating stories and apt reflections on human foibles-as well as her own personality. A wonderful introduction to the author’s nonfiction writing, and a veritable goldmine for fans, The Essential Rebecca West brings the writer, her voice, and her times to life.

Find nearly any book by REBECCA WEST (page 5). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9781484913772 (978-1-4849-1377-2) Softcover, Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green & Co, 1964. Find signed collectible books: 'Henry James'.

Zygmunt G. Baranski, Rebecca J. West. Financial Cryptography: 7th International Conference, FC 2003, Guadeloupe, French West Indies, January 27-30, 2003, Revised Papers. Download (PDF). Читать. Ending in Earnest, a Literary Log. Rebecca West.

Throughout her life, West worked as a journalist and critic, and in this collection readers will discover her vibrant voice, which is at times frank and frequently humorous. The Essential Rebecca West - Rebecca West. Whether considering her escapades in Prohibition-era New York or her own path to writing fiction, West’s essays offer captivating stories and apt reflections on human foibles-as well as her own personality.

Rebecca West produced a stream of profound, trenchant and witty work, ranging from fiction, biography and critism to reportage, history and travel. This book, compiled with her help, is a selection of her writings.

Comments

Dorintrius Dorintrius
I rate this three stars not as an opinion on Rebecca West’s writings here but more my low opinion of myself in buying it. With weakened eyesight and carelessness I only saw “Essential Rebecca West” and immediately bought the book. I should have moved my eyes further to the right noticing “Uncollected Prose” ou will notice that the publisher put the misleading title in huge font on the cover and in tiny little print on the bottom " Uncollected Prose" I bet he hooked a few people like me in the book stores. For these are just leavings swept up after all the good stuff has been consumed. I have read only a few of the essays and reviews so far but they certainly gave me no idea of what a special writer West was. This was mostly stuff she wrote, I would guess, to pay the bills. You can see what a striking difference there is in the quality of her writing by reading the selection available on Amazon of her study of Henry James. That is great writing.
So of course, if you are a fan, and can’t get enough of West, you’ll be glad to have this book.. This was one shrewd, insightful great writer. Compared to her the intellectuals of her time were deaf, dumb and blind. Excuse me now, while I go buy Henry James, and maybe "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon."
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When an e book behaves this strangely, my choice is to report on the writing later. My e book of the Essential Rebecca West would change font size at every selection. It looks rather like the end of chapter foot notes would reduce the font size dramatically. Efforts to restore to a more reasonable size often produced no results or made the font size smaller. By the end of the book I had the largest font size selected. Even at this size the size on my screen was less than the size indicated on the selection screen. Rather like choosing a 48 point font and getting a 30. Still plenty large but by this scale a font size of 12 will be less than 8 and very hard to read.

Rebecca West should be a better known writer. Her best work may be essential. These particular selections do not feel that essential. The sub-title, uncollected prose may serve as a warning. These essays, and reviews make good reading and form a sample of what this writer was capable. Ms West was better than these selections.

As much as I enjoyed her at once scathing and understated British invective, much of her opinions assume that the reader shares her reading list. Indeed there is very little that suggests that there may be dissenting opinions.

Her essay at the expense of Charles Dickens might delight a modern female High School student. One not enjoying the longer works of the great writer might enjoy having his secrets real life as a spoiled and papered writer exposed. Likewise she exposes those of the left who had so many excuses for Stalinist Russian only to be confronted with the truth of the Gulag. That truth was blatant for many years before Solzhenitsyn. Only after his Gulag nooks, could many admit to Joe as an evil on par with Hitler.

This is not to say that all of her criticism is about the terrible government in Soviet Russia. Her review of Churchill's Vol 1 of the The Gathering Storm contains much speculation about Churchill will cover events in the next volume. The events leading into WWII happened mostly as Winston ws out of office and being shunned by his party friends. It is West's theory that Churchill would have to write a very careful Vol 2 if he was not to come down hard on himself.

There is much to in this short book. Perhaps I would feel more kindly- the constant adjusting of the font sizes was distracting. But mostly I wonder if these pieces do not belong together. Much of this is her later work. There has to be better collections of Ms West. This one is not essential. Bottom Line, 3.5 stars for the collection and 2 for the weird manners of the e book.
Wooden Purple Romeo Wooden Purple Romeo
My advice is avoid the over-heated preface by the editor and go straight on to any and all of the marvelous essays by Rebecca West. West, who at one point was H.G. Wells's lover, has a capacity to amuse, shock and inform the reader that is astonishing -- and you will enjoy every minute of the process. You might buy at least two additional copies because you will want to keep yours and give others to good friends.
Tehn Tehn
The Rebecca West book of essays is wonderful. The reader for the audio version was very bad. I could not listen to it.

A similar problem with the Clive James. It too is a fascinating book that deserved a better reader for the audio version.
Snowseeker Snowseeker
This collection of Rebecca West's writings is a great introduction to one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. The Publisher's Weekly, sadly, received an advance copy without the full introductory material that explains how the pieces were selected - from digging through the archives at the University of Tulsa and finding previously buried treasure. If you're at all curious about Rebecca West, this is a great place to start. She has a way of oxygenating the brain, and you'll find yourself performing effortless mental gymnastics afterwards. Read it before a dinner party, and you'll see what I mean.
Helen Macleod Atkinson, co-executor of the Rebecca West Literary Estate, and editor of this collection.
Broadcaster Broadcaster
Some of these essays were laugh-out-loud funny (Rebecca West has a sharp wit), others not so interesting to me. She is a wonderful writer with definite opinions.
Nikok Nikok
The format was disappointing.