Over her lifetime, RW
made countless friends. These included US journalist Dorothy Thompson
(whose long-lasting friendship with her is treated in Susan Hertog
's double biography Dangerous Ambition. Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women...
Material Conditions of Writing
She interrupted her work on The Mirror in Darkness in order to write more intensively on the pressing issue of fascism. The others in the new series are With Europe to Let, Cloudless May...
In 1935 SJ
's thoughts were turning even more sharply toward the fearful certainty of another war: in her autobiography she describes her awareness of this certainty flicker[ing] continuously, just below the horizon, a lightning...