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Rebecca West

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Rebecca West


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
December 21, 1892

Died
March 15, 1983

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Cicely Isabel Fairfield, known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic, and travel writer. A prolific, protean author who wrote in many genres, West was committed to feminist and liberal principles and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of the twentieth century. She reviewed books for The Times, the New York Herald Tribune, the Sunday Telegraph, and the New Republic, and she was a correspondent for The Bookman. Her major works include Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), on the history and culture of Yugoslavia; A Train of Powder (1955), her coverage of the Nuremberg trials, published originally in The New Yorker; The Meaning of Treason, later The New Meaning of Trea ...more

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The Fountain Overflows

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

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This Real Night

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Cousin Rosamund

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The Birds Fall Down

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A Train of Powder

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Harriet Hume

3.22 avg rating — 212 ratings — published 1929 — 17 editions
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The Thinking Reed

3.59 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1936 — 22 editions
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The Judge

3.54 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1922 — 62 editions
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“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”
Rebecca West

“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.”
Rebecca West, The Young Rebecca: Writings, 1911-1917

“You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.”
Rebecca West, The Fountain Overflows

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