Susannah Clapp

Standard Name: Clapp, Susannah


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Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Drabble
In 2015 MD 's husband, Sir Michael Holroyd , went public in an interview about his romantic friendship with critic Susannah Clapp . He said (mentioning his medical condition following bowel cancer) that the relationship...
Friends, Associates Angela Carter
Her literary friends included Lorna Sage and Salman Rushdie , a fellow campaigner against the Falklands War. Through her contributions to the London Review of Books she formed a friendship with Susannah Clapp , an...
Literary responses Beryl Bainbridge
Publishers rejecting the work had called the central characters repulsive beyond belief.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Susannah Clapp has called it as powerful an account of corruption as Henry JamesThe Turn of the Screw . . . . sleek but...
Literary responses Caryl Churchill
Top Girls achieved tremendous popular and critical success. In 1999, National Theatre audiences voted it one of the top One Hundred Plays of the Century—and the only play by a woman to make the top...
Literary responses Antonia Fraser
AF 's debut as a crime novelist was complicated by reviewers looking for parallels with her own life, particularly her recent, high-profile relationship with Harold Pinter . The Sunday Times was really nasty, but...
Publishing Elizabeth Taylor
ET 's novel The Sleeping Beauty was published; the Virago edition has an introduction by Susannah Clapp .
Spurling, Hilary. Secrets of a Woman’s Heart. Hodder and Stoughton.
Reception Caryl Churchill
Susannah Clapp called this play intimate and vast, domestic and wild, a light-on-its-feet, elliptical view of apocalypse, a fantasy intricately wired into current politics.
Clapp, Susannah. “Escaped Alone review—small talk and everyday terror from Caryl Churchill”.
Textual Production Angela Carter
In mid-career AC said she had worked mainly with women as her publishers' editors. Shared gender makes a difference in this relationship, she wrote, even if the reader has zero feminist consciousness.
Carter, Angela. “Notes from the Front Line”. On Gender and Writing, edited by Michelene Wandor, Pandora Press, pp. 69-77.
Her two...


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Clapp, Susannah, and Dorothy Bussy. “Afterword”. Olivia, Virago, 1987, pp. 111-14.
Clapp, Susannah. “Escaped Alone review—small talk and everyday terror from Caryl Churchill”.
Clapp, Susannah. “The Buffalo in the Hall”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 9-10.