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Aristocrat, novelist, essayist, traveler, and lover of Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West lived a fascinating and daring life on the periphery of the Bloomsbury circle. She wrote in an astounding variety of genres, including travel narrative, historical and literary studies, poetry, fiction, and essays, and is probably best known or her novels, The Edwardians and All PassAristocrat, novelist, essayist, traveler, and lover of Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West lived a fascinating and daring life on the periphery of the Bloomsbury circle. She wrote in an astounding variety of genres, including travel narrative, historical and literary studies, poetry, fiction, and essays, and is probably best known or her novels, The Edwardians and All Passion Spent, and incomparable writings about English country houses and gardens. Here, for the first time, is an anthology that represents the full expanse of her interests and styles. Over half of the works, including intimate diaries and a dream notebook, have never been published. Edited by a foremost expert on the Bloomsbury circle, Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings provides the best and most accessible introduction to this unique writer....

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ISBN : 9780312237608
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings Reviews

  • Joseph
    2019-04-06 20:43

    Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings by Vita Sackville-West edited by Mary Ann Caws, with a forward by Nigel Nicholons is a comprehensive look at the writings of Vita Sackville-West. Sackville-West is known in different ways by different people. Many know her as Virginia Woolf's lover. Others despise that description and praise her gardening skills. She was also a poet and novelist, of some worth, and an essayist and critic.Caws takes selections of Sackville-West's writings and provides a detailed introduction to the selection as well as background on Sackville-West's role in the writing -- her life experience and many times her role as a novel character as well as people she knew who were added to the novel. As she wrote as a disclaimer in The Edwardians, "No character in this book is wholly fictitious." In reading Sackville-West's fiction one can easily where her travel experiences fit in as well as her personal relationships.Sackville-West offered readers a wide variety of writing and writing styles. However, much of her work is difficult to find. Her fiction is a bit hard to find in America and when found it is usually first or second US editions in delicate shape or cracked yellowed paperbacks. Caws will give the reader a taste of what is hard to find and a desire to track down what can be found.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-08 19:50

    Vita Sackville-West is one of my favorite literary people.She lived in a time of great change, a Great War and great sexual freedom. She didn't write as much her contemporaries, but she was just as important and vital to the period as Virginia Woolf (a lover of her's) and the Bloomsbury Circle.The selections collected here are illustrations of Sackville-West's passions: her lovers, her husband, her children, her gardens and Knole (her childhood home).To read this collection is to journey back to a time filled with change, the First World War created a freedom to grab at happiness quickly and where ever one could find it. Passions loosened. An exhilarating collection.

  • Pamela Ann
    2019-03-26 01:43

    An excellent collection that should drive the reader to her longer works including her poetry, fiction,biography, gardening and travel writings. What an interesting lady......

  • Barbara O'Neal
    2019-04-19 01:46

    A wonderful collection of work, offering a glimpse of the many sides of a complex and intriguing woman.