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Winifred Holtby, 'A Woman in Her Time': Critical Essays

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Pages: 265

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 1st edition (Feb. 2010)

By: Lisa Regan (Editor)

'Winifred Holtby, 'A Woman In Her Time': Critical Essays' brings together for the first time a range of scholarly perspectives on one of Britain's best-loved regional authors. Remembered for her vivid portrayal of 1930s rural Yorkshire in her final novel, 'South Riding (1936)' and for her friendship with Vera Brittain, Winifred Holtby (1898-1935) has become a key figure for those interested in British literature, politics, and culture between the wars. Epitomizing the professional independence and political passion which we have come to associate with the newly emancipated women of her era, Holtby's was a life devoted to myriad causes and directed to the pressing issues of her day. With fresh perspectives on Holtby's better known novels alongside new critical forays into her short stories, drama, journalism, and historical writing, 'Winifred Holtby, 'A Woman In Her Time' sheds new light on a woman who not only spoke out in support of feminism, peace, and racial equality at a time when fascism and war loomed, but who also shared with us her views on a wide spectrum of topical concerns from Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, psychology, spinsters, mothers, and the B.B.C., to her delight in clothes, films, and village gossip.

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