G. B. Stern

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Standard Name: Stern, G. B.
Birth Name: Gladys Bertha Stern
Self-constructed Name: Bronwyn
Indexed Name: G. B. Stern
Pseudonym: G. B. Stern
Nickname: Peter
Nickname: Tynx
GBS , who was writing through a large stretch of the twentieth century, published over forty novels of a middle-brow character, as well as light plays, short stories, informal criticism, and haphazard autobiographical memoirs. Her high reputation has somewhat declined, but her family saga about the cosmopolitan Jewish Rakonitz family is still remembered.
Colour, head-and-shoulders drawing of G. B. Stern, wearing a white cap and a black scarf. The edges of her image fade into the white            background. The image was likely used on a pre-war cigarette card.
"G. B. Stern" by Michael Nicholson, 1900-01-02. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/gladys-bronwyn-stern-or-g-b-stern-born-gladys-bertha-stern-news-photo/526925574. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Dedications Rebecca West
This semi-autobiographical novel was West's third to appear after her death. Dedicated to G. B. Stern , it was based on West's affair with Lord Beaverbrook .
Glendinning, Victoria, and Rebecca West. “Afterword”. Sunflower, Virago, 1986, pp. 268 - 76.
268, 270
In 1928 she still planned to...
Family and Intimate relationships Pamela Frankau
Her father, Gilbert Frankau , novelist and womaniser, came from a gifted family full of writers. He was divorced from his wife, and (in G. B. Stern 's words) nonchalantly strolled out of [Pamela's] existence...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Mew
There has been much speculation, both at the time and more recently, about the nature of the relationship between the two writers. CM seems to have fallen in love, but Sinclair was not receptive, not...
Friends, Associates Mary Butts
A party at MB 's flat at 43 Belsize Park Gardens in London was attended by Evelyn Waugh , G. B. Stern , and Rebecca West .
Blaser, Robin, Jean Cocteau, Mary Butts, and Jean Cocteau. “Afterword”. Imaginary Letters, Talonbooks, 1979, pp. 61 -80.
65
Friends, Associates Pamela Frankau
Her aunt Eliza Aria introduced the very young PF to many of her older, god-like friends: first of all actress Sybil Thorndike and writers Michael Arlen and Osbert Sitwell .
Frankau, Pamela. I Find Four People. I. Nicholson and Watson, 1935.
133-4
Later came John Van Druten
Friends, Associates E. Nesbit
The friends of EN 's last years, both old and new, included Marshall Steele , Edward Andrade , actresses Athene Seyler and Sybil Thorndike , and writers Noël Coward , G. B. Stern , Lord Dunsany
Friends, Associates May Sinclair
Her articles and critical reviews were encouraging for many writers, including T. S. Eliot .
Scott, Bonnie Kime. Refiguring Modernism. Indiana University Press, 1995.
85
Sinclair also made the acquaintance of other women writers, including Alice Meynell , Ida Wylie (a close friend), Rebecca West
Friends, Associates F. Tennyson Jesse
Gordon Place became the centre of an active female literary community, which included Elizabeth Bowen , Rose Macaulay , Virginia Woolf , Ivy Low (who was also a good friend of Viola Meynell ), Ivy Compton-Burnett
Friends, Associates May Sinclair
MS 's friendship with Charlotte Mew (whom she met through Catharine Dawson Scott in spring 1913) is still the subject of debate and disagreement among commentators. Mew kept the letters she received from her, but...
Friends, Associates Rebecca West
Over her lifetime, RW made countless friends. These included US journalist Dorothy Thompson (whose long-lasting friendship with her is treated in Susan Hertog 's double biography Dangerous Ambition. Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women...
Friends, Associates Sheila Kaye-Smith
SKS made early friendships with the novelists G. B. Stern and Walter Lionel George .
Stern, G. B. ...And did he stop and speak to you?. Henry Regnery, 1958.
79
Stern writes W. L. George. Kaye-Smith's biographer Dorothea Walker observes that she used the nickname Willy George for...
Friends, Associates Sheila Kaye-Smith
SKS was an intimate friend for some forty years of novelist Gladys Stern (known as Peter), with whom she jointly authored several books. Stern said Kaye-Smith's close friends were those with tremendous vitality, capable...
Intertextuality and Influence Sheila Kaye-Smith
W. L. George persuaded her to set this book in Sussex (instead of the Channel Island setting she was planning) on grounds of her identification with Sussex in the public mind.
Anderson, Rachel, and Sheila Kaye-Smith. “Introduction”. Joanna Godden, Dial, 1984, p. xi - xviii.
xiv-xv
When he further...
Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
Critics, wrote her friend G. B. Stern years later, took her writing to be masculine in its picaresque gusto and boldness. Some enjoyed this tendency in her first novel, but some were shocked.
Stern, G. B. ...And did he stop and speak to you?. Henry Regnery, 1958.
79
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne, 1980.
23
Literary responses Sheila Kaye-Smith
This novel brought critical and popular acclaim. SKS said that the weeks following its appearance were some of the happiest of her life.
Walker, Dorothea. Sheila Kaye-Smith. Twayne, 1980.
85
The Times Literary Supplement notice began: No matter what fine work...

Timeline

1752
Francis Coventry anonymously published The History of Pompey the Little; or, the life and adventures of a lap-dog, a novelà clef which satirizes Pompey's successive owners.
26 October 1951
At the general election the postwar reforming Labour government of Clement Attlee polled the highest number of votes it had ever received, but fewer seats than before: it was ousted by the Conservatives under Winston Churchill