The Element of Lavishness

In July 1938, William Maxwell, then twenty-nine years old and the acting poetry editor of The New Yorker, wrote to Sylvia Townsend Warner inviting her to send him verse.

The Element of Lavishness

The Element of Lavishness

In July 1938, William Maxwell, then twenty-nine years old and the acting poetry editor of The New Yorker, wrote to Sylvia Townsend Warner inviting her to send him verse. Miss Warner, forty-four and famous for her novel Lolly Willowes, had recently begun writing stories for the magazine, antic, inimitable sketches of English life that Maxwell adored. The poems were sent, and a remarkable friendship was begun.

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The Element of Lavishness
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Sylvia Townsend Warner, William Maxwell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Counterpoint Press

In July 1938, William Maxwell, then twenty-nine years old and the acting poetry editor of The New Yorker, wrote to Sylvia Townsend Warner inviting her to send him verse. Miss Warner, forty-four and famous for her novel Lolly Willowes, had recently begun writing stories for the magazine, antic, inimitable sketches
The Passion Projects
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Melanie Micir
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-08 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

How modernist women writers used biographical writing to resist their exclusion from literary history It’s impossible, now, to think of modernism without thinking about gender, sexuality, and the diverse movers and shakers of the early twentieth century. But this was not always so. The Passion Projects examines biographical projects that
Side-Stepping Normativity in Selected Short Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Rebecca K. Hahn
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-27 - Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

Side-Stepping Normativity: Selected Short Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner discusses Sylvia Townsend Warner's highly innovative narrative style, which does not conform to conventional modernist or postmodernist standards, and explores how Warner's short stories shift to off-centre positions. Side-Stepping Normativity further outlines the way in which Warner constantly challenges the categories
Drinking with Saint Nick
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Michael P. Foley
Categories: Religion
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Raise your spirits and toast Saint Nick! Hot gin toddies. Smoking rosemary old fashioneds. A "wet" Advent calendar. Now you can experience Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated: with festive cocktails and a lively history of Saint Nicholas and other saints! Michael Foley, author of Drinking with
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