Rose Macaulay

Standard Name: Macaulay, Rose
Birth Name: Emilie Rose Macaulay
RM was highly prolific, publishing during the earlier half of the twentieth century twenty-three novels and two volumes of poetry, as well as three books of short stories, several historical and travel narratives, and works of literary criticism. Several volumes of her personal letters have been printed. She made many appearances on the BBC and published scores of articles. Valued perhaps chiefly for its satire and wit, her writing shows impressive political complexity and understanding, and her skill at characterisation is noteworthy. In her early works one may feel that her satire is defensive: that she uses mockery to hold off painful involvement. Her treatment of religious issues and characters demonstrates her long struggle with and engagement in established religion. She continually pokes fun at people heavily invested in causes or movements; but the choice of a cause is one of her favourite topics, sometimes handled with poignancy rather than burlesque.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Textual Production Naomi Royde-Smith
In an Author's NoteNRS tenders her thanks to the shades of Miss Austen, Miss Burney , Miss Edgeworth , Mrs Sherwood and Mr. W. M. Thackeray for the life-long pleasure they have given her...
Textual Production Ivy Compton-Burnett
After her previous book's success, she had acquired an agent (David Higham of Curtis Brown , who also handled Rose Macaulay and Vita Sackville-West ). In later years she dealt with Spencer Curtis Brown
Textual Production Judith Kazantzis
This remarkable anthology brings to a wider audience poems by many otherwise unknown writers, as well as by, for instance, Vera Brittain , Edith Sitwell , Nancy Cunard , Cicely Hamilton , Rose Macaulay ,...
Textual Production Ivy Compton-Burnett
Rose Macaulay had brought ICB to Gollancz's notice. He was known for unconventional and forceful advertising. He sold Daughters and Sons to the US publisher W. W. Norton , though it was far outside their...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Eudora Welty


No timeline events available.


No bibliographical results available.