Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Standard Name: Warner, Sylvia Townsend
Birth Name: Sylvia Nora Townsend Warner
STW once commented that her career in writing was an accidental one, as her initial career was in musicology. However, she was very prolific for more than fifty years of the twentieth century over a considerable range of genres, including poetry, fourteen volumes of short stories, journal articles, radio plays, seven novels, biographies, and translations. Her letters and diaries have been published as well. Her fiction often explores supernatural themes and the twists of human psychology. She has been particularly praised for her short stories about middle-class characters, mainly women: for acute observation, clarity, precision, simplicity, and originality of language and of imagery.

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Textual Production W. B. Yeats
WBY published The Oxford Book of Modern Verse: 1892-1935. His idiosyncratic selection included Alice Meynell , Ezra Pound , Edith Sitwell , Rabindranath Tagore , Sylvia Townsend Warner , and his friend Dorothy Wellesley .
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books, 2005.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Textual Production Valentine Ackland
VA experienced a spiritual crisis of total despair on 8 October 1947, and decided, at that moment, to stop drinking. This event was the beginning point for her autobiography. Warner , privy to Ackland's diaries...
Textual Production Valentine Ackland
VA finished writing her painful confessional memoir, For Sylvia: An Honest Account, and gave it to her lifelong partner, Sylvia Townsend Warner .
Ackland, Valentine. For Sylvia: An Honest Account. Chatto and Windus, 1985.
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Harman, Claire. Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography. Chatto and Windus, 1989.
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Textual Production Valentine Ackland
Not until 1998 were any of VA 's letters published. In that year about a third of the huge correspondence exchanged between her and her longtime lover was published as I'll Stand By You: Selected...
Textual Production Q. D. Leavis
In her essays, reviews, introductions, and lectures, QDL also developed varied critiques of such authors as Charlotte Brontë , George Eliot , Charlotte Yonge , Marie Corelli , Edith Wharton , Naomi Mitchison , Amabel Williams-Ellis
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Eudora Welty
Those reviewed include Margery Allingham Carter , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Virginia Woolf , Rose Macaulay , Colette , Isak Dinesen , Elizabeth Bowen , Katherine Anne Porter , and EW 's close friend Ken Millar
Travel Valentine Ackland
Sylvia Townsend Warner and Ackland travelled together to New York in May 1939 to attend the Third Congress of American Writers .
Mulford, Wendy. This Narrow Place. Pandora, 1988.
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Their postwar holidays included trips to Italy in February 1949, and to...

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