Michael Dirda

Standard Name: Dirda, Michael


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Literary responses Sybille Bedford
SB 's biography was very well received. Yet although most commentators praised its solid research and immense marshalling of information, some saw it as somehow too personal, too close-up in focus. The Times review of...
Literary responses Sybille Bedford
Michael Dirda , reviewing this book for the Guardian singled out for comment SB 's quicksilver prose, her compassionate, autumnal view of the world, and her fundamentally dry, unblinkered, unillusioned intelligence.
Dirda, Michael. “Sips from the finest vintage”. Guardian Weekly, p. 25.
Literary responses Patricia Highsmith
When Barbara Grier found the book in a Kansas department store in 1952, she was thrilled: It was a very upbeat, pro-lesbian book, which in itself was a miracle.
Contemporary Literary Criticism. Gale Research, 1973.
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Michael Dirda said it...
Literary responses Patricia Highsmith
This established PH 's trademark theme, Michael Dirda has written, a blurring of fantasy and reality, usually reinforced by some sort of folie à deux.
Dirda, Michael. “This Woman Is Dangerous”. The Guardian, p. between pp. 12 and 13.
between 12 and 13
Literary responses Jeanette Winterson
A Kirkus Reviews critic termed the collection self-important.
Contemporary Authors. Gale Research, 1962.
Reviewer Michael Dirda , in the Washington Post Book World, noted that JW has been critiqued for being lesbian, shamelessly self-promoting, and more than a...


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