Angus Wilson

Standard Name: Wilson, Angus


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Friends, Associates Ethel Wilson
Through parties hosted by her eventual publisher, the Macmillan Company , EW also met Morley Callaghan , who admired her writing. Other writers she knew included John Gray , A. J. M. Smith , Robert Weaver
Instructor Rose Tremain
Her mother persisted in calling UEA that ropey university.
Tremain, Rose. Rosie. Scenes from a Vanished Life. Chatto.
One of the teaching staff there was novelist Angus Wilson , who become her mentor, influence, and friend.
Tremain, Rose. Rosie. Scenes from a Vanished Life. Chatto.
Intertextuality and Influence Ursula K. Le Guin
Science Fiction and Mrs Brown opens with a long quotation in which Woolf relates how she observed this shabby, immaculate old lady on a train from Richmond to London, and saw her as the character...
Intertextuality and Influence Iris Murdoch
Her omnivorous reading during the last year of her degree included the major modern novelists, notably including Proust and Woolf (the darling dangerous woman who made her feel quite incapable of writing anything straight...
Literary responses Katherine Mansfield
More recently, writers citing Mansfield's importance to them have included Brigid Brophy , Angus Wilson , and Canadian Alice Munro . Janice Kulyk Keefer 's Thieves: A Novel of Katherine Mansfield, 2004, presents a...
Literary responses Iris Murdoch
For a first publication, this garnered much positive comment. While The Guardian, Sir John Betjeman in the Daily Telegraph, and Angus Wilson in the Observer were comparatively unappreciative, Kingsley Amis in The Spectator...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
The book received mixed reviews, the most damning in the New York Review of Books.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
But its admirers included D. J. Enright (who in the New Statesman called this Spark's best, her richest...
Literary responses Virginia Woolf
Novelist Angus Wilson , in the course of an otherwise notably fair and sensitive review for The Observer, said that VW 's her reputation had been overestimated.
Spurling, Hilary. Secrets of a Woman’s Heart. Hodder and Stoughton.
On this Ivy Compton-Burnett commented: Ugly...
Occupation Elizabeth Taylor
ET wrote amusingly of the horror of appearing on a television programme about books, filmed at Birmingham: sitting on spindly chairs under dazzling lights with other participants (Angus Wilson , whom she liked...
Publishing Elizabeth Bowen
This collection, with an introduction by Angus Wilson , was reprinted as a Penguin Modern Classic in 1983.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Reception Rumer Godden
Reviewers enthused over RG 's narrative style. The book was short-listed for the Booker Prize; Margaret Drabble (biographer of Angus Wilson , who chaired the judges) suggests that Wilson wanted it to win.
Chisholm, Anne. Rumer Godden, A Storyteller’s Life. Pan Books.
Textual Features Elizabeth Bowen
It is set partly during the Blitz in London (where Bowen was living in Regent's Park, whose roses and spacious vistas provide the opening scene, and partly in the English home counties at an...
Textual Features Shena Mackay
The selection ranges from Shakespeare to Angus Wilson , from the Bible to Liz Lochhead .
Textual Production Margaret Drabble
MD published Angus Wilson : A Biography.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Textual Production Michelene Wandor
Novels adapted by MW are not restricted to those by women. Works by male writers she has revised for broadcasting include Kipps by H. G. Wells , aired on Radio 4 in 1984 and runner-up...


1952: Angus Wilson published Hemlock and After,...

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Angus Wilson published Hemlock and After, which Margaret Drabble in 2008 called one of the first gay novels to hit the postwar world.
“Back—due to popular demand”. The Guardian, pp. Review 4 - 6.

1962: Publisher John Calder and writer's widow...

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Publisher John Calder and writer's widow Sonia Orwell together organised at Edinburgh the first, highly successful Writers' Conference.

March 1969: Novelist Angus Wilson, recently appointed...

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March 1969

Novelist Angus Wilson , recently appointed Chair of the Literature Panel of the Arts Council , organised the council's first Writers' Tour, to North Wales.

23 April 1975: A major demonstration was held in Belgrave...

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23 April 1975

A major demonstration was held in Belgrave Square, London, in support of Public Lending Right.
Fraser, Antonia. Must You Go?. Random House of Canada.


Wilson, Angus, and Elizabeth Bowen. “Introduction”. The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen, Alfred A. Knopf, 1981, pp. 7-11.