Anne M. Wyatt-Brown

Standard Name: Wyatt-Brown, Anne M.

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Cultural formation Barbara Pym
BP was romantically involved with several men at Oxford. Her sister recalls her decorating her college room with cushions she had embroidered with the name Sandra, the fictitious personality she assumed in order to...
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Pym
BP 's mother, Irena Spenser (Thomas) Pym , was the youngest of ten children of an Oswestry ironmonger.
BP called her mother Links. Anne Wyatt-Brown , one of Pym's biographers, proposes that the name...
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Pym
Irena Pym and the women in her circle were busy and assertive, and their attitudes towards men strongly influenced Barbara. Wyatt-Brown suggests that while shouldering all the domestic and childrearing work in their families, the...
Health Barbara Pym
Throughout her adult life, BP suffered intermittently from mild depression. Biographer Anne Wyatt-Brown argues that this inclined her towards self-effacement in her life and an inhibiting desire for security in some of her writing.
Wyatt-Brown, Anne M. Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography. University of Missouri Press, 1992.
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Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Pym
While at boarding school and Oxford , BP was heavily influenced by the novels of Aldous Huxley , whose books inspired her to become a writer.
In this she resembles an otherwise entirely different writer,...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
Initially, this novel sold fewer copies than any of BP 's previous books. Even after an excerpt was broadcast on BBC 's Woman's Hour in 1965, sales continued to be low.
Wyatt-Brown, Anne M. Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography. University of Missouri Press, 1992.
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Anne Wyatt-Brown thinks...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
According to her literary executor, Hazel Holt , the sudden demand for Pym's books was due in part to publicity, but also to a slow change in the literary climate and to a loyal contingent...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
Initial comment included reviews or articles by A. S. Byatt and Marghanita Laski .
Allen, Orphia Jane. Barbara Pym: Writing a Life. Scarecrow Press, 1994.
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Orphia Jane Allen considers this work a thinly developed
Allen, Orphia Jane. Barbara Pym: Writing a Life. Scarecrow Press, 1994.
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but effectively ironic, witty view of academia. Anne Wyatt-Brown
Literary responses Barbara Pym
Recent commentators (Charles Burkhart , Robert Emmet Long , Diana Benet , and Janice Rossen ) have expressed significant dissatisfaction with the ways in which this novel's conclusion overturns comic, romantic conventions, and have...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
It was well reviewed by another novelist, Lady Cynthia Asquith .
Beauman, Nicola. Cynthia Asquith. Hamish Hamilton, 1987.
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In a BBC radio broadcast in 1978, Pym noted that this novel had caused someone to comment upon her dislike of men, to...
Textual Features Barbara Pym
This novel takes a darker view of relationships than most of Pym's earlier works, depicting suburbia as inhabited by misfits and eccentric loners,
Wyatt-Brown, Anne M. Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography. University of Missouri Press, 1992.
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all struggling, mostly in vain, for affection and happiness.
Wyatt-Brown, Anne M. Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography. University of Missouri Press, 1992.
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The...
Textual Features Barbara Pym
Pym's characters here are linked primarily by their residence in the London parish of St Basil's. The author uses their community as a field in which to explore such issues as the tensions of racial...
Textual Features Barbara Pym
BP 's central characters are King Antonio, Queen Mayflower, Princess Rosebud (their daughter, played by Barbara), Prince George, and an evil Wizard. This text upsets several fairytale conventions, however: rather than attempting to retrieve the...

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