David Sweetman

Standard Name: Sweetman, David


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Literary responses Mary Renault
MR wrote to a friend that Time was to give this novel a full page. She agreed, uncharacteristically, to give a television interview to the BBC in 1982. To obtain her agreement, her interviewer and...
Literary responses Dervla Murphy
David Sweetman in the Times Literary Supplement observed that DM was an ideal chronicler of the dismantling of colonial influence because often she thoroughly approves.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Literary responses Mary Renault
Peter Wolfe has noted that the book's probing honesty
Wolfe, Peter. Mary Renault. Twayne.
calls on its readers to question their moral responsibility for an urgent social problem. Because of the nature of the hero's commitment and his lost...
Literary responses Mary Renault
Reviews of this novel were respectful, but not enthusiastic. David Sweetman commented that it is a story stretched into a novel, and noted that it was strange for MR to have chosen to write about...
politics Mary Renault
MR gave an interview in South Africa to biographer David Sweetman in which she indicated her views on the diversity of sexuality.
Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
Author summary Mary Renault
MR , who published her first book in 1939, is best known for her historical novels, and is also noted for her strong interest in same-sex love. In her present-day novels, a large proportion of...
Textual Features Mary Renault
Biographer David Sweetman considers an episode in the novel between the lesbian nurse Colonna and Valentine, a supervisor of nurses, to be a recreation of MR 's first sexual encounter with Julie Mullard , who...
Textual Features Mary Renault
The hero and narrator of this novel is MR 's most fully-rounded character, according to David Sweetman , and the first of her characters to be self-defined as a homosexual. He and his partner have...
Textual Production Mary Renault
MR 's first novel, Purposes of Love, has been called by critic David Sweetmanthe first novel dealing with bisexuality to reach a large and appreciative public.
Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
It treats the lives of hospital nurses.
Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
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Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus, 1993.