Russell, Dora. The Tamarisk Tree: My Quest for Liberty and Love. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1975.
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|Cultural formation||Sylvia Pankhurst||
SP 's untiring activism began in the women's movement, but unlike her mother or sister she was equally deeply committed to the struggle of the working classes. She embraced labour activism, socialism, Bolshevism, pacifism, anti-fascism...
|Friends, Associates||Dora Russell|
|Friends, Associates||Constance Garnett|
|Literary Setting||Angela Carter||
Fevvers was hatched from an egg and raised in a brothel, and sold herself into slavery to help her foster family. With the touring circus, she migrates from London to the Siberian wilderness (it turns...
|politics||Constance, Countess Markievicz|
SP met with Lenin at a congress in Moscow, where she was persuaded to adopt more pragmatic methods, such as working with Parliament, to achieve social revolution.
Mitchell, David J. The Fighting Pankhursts: A Study in Tenacity. MacMillan, 1967.
Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press, 1987.
She did the greater part of the archival research and interviewing that went into this work (much of it at great distances from London), since she, unlike Sidney, did not have a full-time paid job...
|Textual Features||Romer Wilson||
The work is often described as epistolary; it is written in the first person, in letters which are varied with sketches that read almost like diary entries.
Through the letters and sketches of the...
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Shanks, Edward. “Romer Wilson: Some Observations”. The London Mercury, No. 130, pp. 343 - 9.
|Textual Production||Rebecca West||
RW published The Birds Fall Down, a political-historical novel which centres on a fictional version of an actual conversation on a train which had a profound effect on Russian politics before Lenin 's rise to power.
British Books in Print. J. Whitaker and Sons, 1987.
West, Rebecca. The Birds Fall Down. Macmillan, 1966.
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Carol Rumens||
Apart from the diary and the translations, the poems are grouped in three groups and a closing singleton, Persephone in Arcadia (about a girl intoxicated by the promise of early spring, rushing lightly-clothed into the...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Dorothy Wellesley||
DW revised some of her poems for their appearance here from earlier versions, and again she reshuffled poems from one grouping to another, deliberately ignoring chronology and making their textual history hard to unravel. Lenin...
DW later wrote that Sackville-West had appeared in her London flat on a Thursday saying, Will you come to Persia on Monday?—to which she answered, Of course.
They went with two other friends...
Wellesley, Dorothy. Far Have I Travelled. James Barrie, 1952.
Far-flung places which have been significant for her poetry include Mexico (which she visited about the time that her marriage was breaking up).
Her first visit to Russia (the Soviet Union) took in Leningrad...
Rumens, Carol. Poems 1968-2004. Bloodaxe Books, 2004.