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Moments Of Truth: Twelve Twentieth Century Women Writers

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Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Jean Rhys, Christina Stead, Djuna Barnes, Violet Trefusis, Jane Bowles, Simone de Beauvoir, Christine Brooke-Rose, Iris Murdoch, Angela Carter.
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Published September 2nd 2002 by Fourth Estate (first published 2001)
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Apr 24, 2011 bobbygw bobbygw rated it it was amazing
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Terrific. Sage, sadly no longer with us, was a phenomenally and thoroughly well-read essayist, journalist and critic of literature, not just of the 20th century, but from the 18th. She not only understood what the writers and their work were about, she knew about the culture and society within which they lived, engaged and often struggled.

This collection of some of her journalism - there's another fab, broader and larger selection titled Good As Her Word, also published by Fourth Estate - is foc
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Compelling and beautifully written anecdotes, and I feel I learnt a lot.
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The eldest child of Valma and Eric Stockton, she was named after Lorna Doone [1]. Sage was born at Hanmer, Flintshire, Wales, and educated at the village school, then at the Girls' High School in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Her childhood in the late 1940s and early 1950s is recalled in her last book Bad Blood. Sage became pregnant when she was 16 but was able to continue her education and won a schola ...more
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