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Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 450 - Publish Date: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: West’s acclaimed examination of traitors, this gripping profile takes readers inside World War II spy rings and gets to the heart of what it means to betray one’s country Throughout her career, Rebecca West dug into psyches, real and fictional, to try to understand the meaning of betrayal. In the aftermath of World War II, West was incensed when several wartime turncoats were tried with seemin...
Book Pages: 264 - Publish Date: 2004 - Publisher: Yale University Press
Description: Rebecca West’s never-before-published Survivors in Mexico brings to readers a daring and provocative work by a major twentieth-century author. An exhilarating exploration of Mexican history, religion, art, and culture, it explores the inner lives of figures ranging from Cortés and Montezuma to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Leon Trotsky. "Witty and entertaining, substantive and reflective, insi...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 374 - Publish Date: 2010-12-21 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: Rebecca West’s gripping chronicle of England’s World War II traitors, expanded and updated for the Cold War era In The Meaning of Treason, Rebecca West tackled not only the history and facts behind the spate of World War II traitors, but the overriding social forces at work to challenge man’s connection to his fatherland. As West reveals in this expanded edition, the ideologically driven ama...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 1232 - Publish Date: 2010-12-21 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West’s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the present In a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid characters and illuminating details. More than a t...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 304 - Publish Date: 2010-12-21 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: A beautiful actress of the 1920s faces painful decisions about her lovers and her future in Rebecca West’s posthumously published semi-autobiographical novel Star of the stage, Sunflower has everything but the attention she craves from her long-time—and married—lover, Lord Essington, a brilliant and intense man occupied with more intellectual thoughts. Eager for a more rewarding experience, ...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 83 - Publish Date: 2016-03-17 - Publisher: Xist Publishing
Description: What If the Last 15 Years of Your Life Were Erased from Your Memory?“Embraces do not matter; they merely indicate the will to love and may as well be followed by defeat as victory. But disregard means that now there needs to be no straining of the eyes, no stretching forth of the hands, no pressing of the lips, because theirs is such a union that they are no longer aware of the division of their...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 546 - Publish Date: 2000-02-09 - Publisher: Yale University Press
Description: From the time that George Bernard Shaw remarked that “Rebecca West could handle a pen as brilliantly as ever I could and much more savagely,” West’s writings and her politics have elicited strong reactions. This collection of her letters—the first ever published—has been culled from the estimated ten thousand she wrote during her long life. The more than two hundred selected letters foll...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 148 - Publish Date: 2010-12-21 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: A collection of Rebecca West’s critical thought, essays, and reviews that sparkles with her wit and intelligence Throughout her life, West worked as a journalist and critic, and in this collection readers will discover her vibrant voice, which is at times frank and frequently humorous. Whether considering her escapades in Prohibition-era New York or her own path to writing fiction, West’s essa...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 432 - Publish Date: 2010-12-21 - Publisher: Open Road Media
Description: A talented, eccentric London family tries to find their place in the world in this semiautobiographical novel by a New York Times–bestselling author. Papa Aubrey’s wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son Richard Quin is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter Cordelia is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric...
Author(s): Rebecca West
Book Pages: 277 - Publish Date: 2002 - Publisher: Unknown
Description: 'And when the suffragette went out by the door the stones began to come through the window.' The descriptions of hunger striking and the force feeding of suffragettes in this, Rebecca West's first and hitherto unknown novel, are among the most gripping in suffragette literature. But The Sentinel (1909-11) is equally compelling for its engagement with some of the major political, cultural and liter...