V. S. Pritchett

Standard Name: Pritchett, V. S.


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Literary responses Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca was DDM 's best known work, earning her massive profits, and it has become one of the most widely read novels of all time.
Kelly, Richard. Daphne du Maurier. Twayne.
The Times Literary Supplement reviewer wrote: In its kind...
Literary responses George Eliot
The critical tide did not turn (despite some acute criticism from Virginia Woolf , who called Middlemarchthe magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels written for grown-up...
Literary responses Rosamond Lehmann
This novel was not a popular success. Reviews were mostly negative, although there were some flattering comments scattered among the criticism. New Republic termed the book excellent, but the Times Literary Supplement called it disappointing...
Literary responses Carson McCullers
In England, Edith Sitwell called CMCa transcendental writer, and V. S. Pritchettthe most remarkable novelist to come out of America for a generation.
Dews, Carlos L., and Carson McCullers. “Chronology and Notes”. Complete Novels, Library of America, Literary Classics of the United States, pp. 807-27.
The earliest full-length study of her, by Oliver Evans
Literary responses Freya Stark
The Valleys of the Assassins is perhaps FS 's most lasting success. One of its first readers was T. E. Lawrence , who was sent a copy of the book by Sir Sydney Cockerell ...
Literary responses Elizabeth Taylor
Julia Strachey and Pamela Hansford Johnson both slammed A Wreath of Roses.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books.
ET herself felt that it expanded her range, but that the result was not successful: that she had produced a cold...
Literary responses Eudora Welty
In an appreciative review, V. S. Pritchett described Edna Earle's monologic narrative as remarkable for its headlong garrulity and also for its preposterous silences and changes of subject at the crises of the tale.EW
Literary responses E. H. Young
The New York Times Book Review found this book charmingly realistic;
Mezei, Kathy, and Chiara Briganti. “’She must be a very good novelist’: Rereading E. H. Young (1880-1949)”. English Studies in Canada, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 303-31.
V. S. Pritchett thought it typical of fiction by women in its fine discrimination of character. It made some reviewers think of...
Literary responses E. H. Young
V. S. Pritchett was moved by The Curate's Wife to liken EHY (as did many critics) to Austen .
Mezei, Kathy, and Chiara Briganti. “’She must be a very good novelist’: Rereading E. H. Young (1880-1949)”. English Studies in Canada, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 303-31.
EHY received a number of letters begging for this story (in itself a sequel) to...
Literary responses E. H. Young
V. S. Pritchett reviewed this novel favourably for the New Statesman and Nation.
Briganti, Chiara, and Kathy Mezei. Domestic Modernism, the Interwar Novel, and E. H. Young. Ashgate.
Much later Mezei and Briganti reported that it delighted even the most committed postmodernists in a recent graduate class.
Mezei, Kathy, and Chiara Briganti. “’She must be a very good novelist’: Rereading E. H. Young (1880-1949)”. English Studies in Canada, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 303-31.
Performance of text Elizabeth Bowen
EB , Graham Greene , and V. S. Pritchett read on the BBC Third Programme letters which they had exchanged about the writer's role in society.
Greene, Graham. Graham Greene. A Life in Letters. Editor Greene, Richard, Alfred A. Knopf.
Publishing Mary Lavin
ML published at Boston her Collected Stories, with an introduction by V. S. Pritchett (not the same publication as the three-volume Stories of Mary Lavin, published at London).
Krawschak, Ruth, and Regina Mahlke. Mary Lavin: A Checklist. R. Krawschak.
Reception Rose Macaulay
A propos of this publication, V. S. Pritchett wrote: Activity was her principle, asking questions her ironical pleasure.
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago.
Textual Production Mary Lavin
Pritchett wrote, I cannot think of any Irish writer who has gone so profoundly without fear into the Irish heart.
Peterson, Richard F. Mary Lavin. Twayne.
Two of these stories, Cuckoo Spit and My Vocation, both previously published in...


1968: V. S. Pritchett, whose career as a prolific...

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V. S. Pritchett , whose career as a prolific man of letters ran from the early 1920s into the twenty-first century, issued his most successful book, A Cab at the Door, the earlier volume...


Lavin, Mary, and V. S. Pritchett. Collected Stories. Houghton Mifflin, 1971.