Victoria Glendinning

Standard Name: Glendinning, Victoria


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Cultural formation Elizabeth Bowen
Her biographer Victoria Glendinning believes that her Anglicanism was more than merely social, and cites her indignation over the modernising of services in the Book of Common Prayer, and her speaking up in support...
Cultural formation Edith Sitwell
According to biographer Victoria Glendinning , ES wrote in her later life: I was unpopular with my parents from the moment of my birth.
Glendinning, Victoria. Edith Sitwell. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981.
She felt that she was a changeling, thought her...
Education Vita Sackville-West
At thirteen VSW began attending a small day school run by Helen Wolff (whose name is variously spelled in various sources) in South Audley Street, off Park Lane. The staff were mostly male. Vita...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
ES had received crucial support from Rootham in establishing her life and writing; she returned the support both financially and emotionally during Rootham's ultimately unsuccessful struggles to make a career as a singer.
Hill, Rosemary. “No False Modesty”. London Review of Books, No. 20, pp. 25 - 6.
Health Dorothy Wellesley
According to Vita Sackville-West's biographer Victoria Glendinning , DW in her later years (from about 1940) was frequently blind drunk, often outrageously so in public.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
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Intertextuality and Influence Rebecca West
The language is stilted an deliberately archaic. Victoria Glendinning describes the novel as baroque in manner and matter,
Glendinning, Victoria, and Rebecca West. “Introduction”. Harriet Hume, Lester and Orpen Dennys, 1980.
and likens it to the Reynolds painting, The Three Graces Decorating a Statue of Hymen...
Leisure and Society Vita Sackville-West
VSW became a debutante, entering the ritual season of fashionable parties which would launch her in society.
Her son Nigel Nicolson dates this in June 1910, but biographer Glendinning makes that date sound unlikely.
Nicolson, Nigel, and Vita Sackville-West. Portrait of a Marriage. Futura, 1974.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin, 1984.
Literary responses Elizabeth Jane Howard
Victoria Glendinning wrote in a New Statesman review: Howard writes most confidently and touchingly at very close range, about momentary doubts, unspoken anxieties, fleeting perceptions, intense good moments and equally intense bad ones, all inextricably...
Literary responses Olivia Manning
In 1978 OM was sued by surviving relations of Sir Walter Smart , the original of a character in the novel who is shown in a disturbing and memorable scene attempting to feed the dead...
Literary responses Eudora Welty
Victoria Glendinning , reviewing for the New York Times, wrote that in this invigorating selection, EWconstantly touches the painful place where literary critic and creative writer meet; she apparently finds the relation...
Literary responses Flora Macdonald Mayor
Critics have often bracketed The Third Miss Symons and The Rector's Daughter together as FMM 's masterpieces, in their terse prose style and resistance to stereotypes of spinsterhood. Victoria Glendinning , reviewing Oldfield's life of...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
This became BP 's most widely-reviewed text, and received a mixed reception. Robert Liddell was again outraged, calling this a dreadful book which had only been made possible by the betrayal of Pym's friends in...
Literary responses Edith Sitwell
Sitwell was subject to dismissive antifeminist comment from such critics as Geoffrey Grigson and Harold Acton .
Hill, Rosemary. “No False Modesty”. London Review of Books, No. 20, pp. 25 - 6.
The poets of the Movement were famously dismissive of ES . Al Alvarez published a notorious and...
Literary responses Alison Fell
Victoria Glendinning in the Times Literary Supplement (in AF 's only review to date in that prestigious journal) gave a muted welcome to this collection. To Fell's expressed desire to write ourselves some decent parts...
Literary responses Margaret Forster
The response of reviewers, including specialists in feminist biography, was enthusiastic. Victoria Glendinning in the Times welcomed a development she said she had been looking forward to: a biography offering sympathetic comprehension of the inner...


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