Compton Mackenzie

Standard Name: Mackenzie, Compton


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Family and Intimate relationships Rebecca West
Through the 1920s, RW had several brief and sometimes conflicted romantic liaisons with men. In 1920 she made some moves towards having an affair with Compton Mackenzie in retaliation for Wells 's continuing infidelities. During...
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
LCA 's other sons, after John, were Michael, born on 25 July 1914 at Sussex Place, and Simon , born on 20 August 1919 (after she had planned on having a girl to be...
Intertextuality and Influence Monica Dickens
She had one further piece of good fortune in meeting with Compton Mackenzie (whose grandfather had been friends with Charles Dickens), who read her book in proof, tidied up a few loose utterances, and did...
Intertextuality and Influence Radclyffe Hall
Released weeks after RH 's The Well of Loneliness, Compton Mackenzie 's novel Extraoradinary Women: Theme and Variations, viewed lesbianism with an amused but ultimately disapproving eye.
“Notice: Extraordinary Women: Theme and Variations”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 1388, p. 633.
Literary responses Angela Thirkell
The family of Lady Wemyss were not amused by her transparent portrayal.
Strickland, Margot. Angela Thirkell: Portrait of a Lady Novelist. Duckworth.
Compton Mackenzie , however, wrote of the novel that he was certain that everyone he recommended it to would enjoy it. Reviewing...
Literary responses Marjorie Bowen
MB was admired in her own day by others who prided themselves on the popular touch in their writing: Mark Twain , Walter de la Mare , Compton Mackenzie , and Hugh Walpole , who...
Literary responses Margiad Evans
Favourable newspaper reviews came from Compton Mackenzie and James Agate . The Daily Mail review pleased ME particularly by reproducing her frontispiece (though they did not know it to be hers).
Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen. Margiad Evans. Seren.
Literary responses Viola Meynell
To author Compton Mackenzie , this seemed a masterpiece of characterization and delicate humour, of effortless scene-painting and economy of line.
MacKenzie, Raymond N. A Critical Biography of English Novelist Viola Meynell, 1885-1956. Edwin Mellen.
The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 153, also considers this to be...
politics Mary Renault
MR appreciated Compton Mackenzie 's Extraordinary Women, which dealt openly with lesbians and evaded the censor because it treated lesbianism as comic. She referred to it in a review as a masterpiece of gentle...
Reception Antonia White
AW had used Sylvaine's name for a fictional actress flourishing some years before the real June Sylvaine was born. Her publisher, Eyre and Spottiswoode , played safe by withdrawing copies of the book. The case...
Textual Features Mary Renault
Lesbianism had been the subject of novels in the 1920s and 30s. Virginia Woolf 's Mrs. Dalloway and Elizabeth Bowen 's The Hotel had both been criticised (the latter severely) for sympathetic treatments of emotional...
Textual Production Dorothy Richardson
The volume contains a selection of Richardson's approximately 1,800 surviving letters, dated from 1901. It includes her personal and professional letters to such correspondents as Bryher , H. D. , Sylvia Beach , Amy Catherine (Jane)


12 June 1924: Compton Mackenzie presented the first disc-jockey...

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12 June 1924

Compton Mackenzie presented the first disc-jockey programme on BBC radio.


Mackenzie, Compton. Extraordinary Women: Theme and Variations. M. Secker, 1928.