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Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings

Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings

Vita Sackville-West; Edited by Mary Ann Caws; Foreword by Nigel Nicolson

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Aristocrat, novelist, essayist, traveler, and lover of Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West lived a fascinating and daring life on the periphery of the Bloomsbury circle. She wrote in an astounding variety of genres, including travel narrative, historical and literary studies, poetry, fiction, and essays, and is probably best known or her novels, The Edwardians and All Passion Spent, and incomparable writings about English country houses and gardens. Here, for the first time, is an anthology that represents the full expanse of her interests and styles. Over half of the works, including intimate diaries and a dream notebook, have never been published. Edited by a foremost expert on the Bloomsbury circle, Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings provides the best and most accessible introduction to this unique writer.

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Praise for Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings

“Caws succeed in conveying the remarkable range of Sackville-West's literary work.” —Times Literary Supplement

“This lightly annotated volume of selected writings...is intended to acquaint the contemporary reader with the range of Sackville-West's literary talents.” —Publishers Weekly

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Vita Sackville-West; Edited by Mary Ann Caws; Foreword by Nigel Nicolson

Mary Ann Caws is a renowned critic of the Bloomsbury circle, modernism, and surrealism. She is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Henri Peyre French Institute at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Preface by Nigel Nicolson is the son of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. He recently published a biography of Virginia Woolf in the Penguin Lives series and is the author of the acclaimedPortrait of a Marriage.

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