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7 Thought-Provoking Quotes by Rebecca West

Dame Rebecca West (1892 –  1983) was one of the most respected and prolific intellectual minds of the twentieth century. At her death in 1983, William Shawn, then the editor of The New Yorker said of her:

“Rebecca West was one of the giants and will have a lasting place in English literature. No one in this century wrote more dazzling prose, or had more wit, or looked at the intricacies of human character and the ways of the world more intelligently.”

A prolific author of essays, novels, and weighty books of nonfiction, she  was a force to be reckoned with and shouldn’t be forgotten. Here are some thought-provoking quotes by Rebecca West: Read More→

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The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West (1966)

When The Birds Fall Down by Dame Rebecca West was first published in 1966, it was hailed as a novel of great ambition that rose above the genre of spy fiction. The story was inspired by a true story she heard in her youth, told by fellow author Ford Maddox Ford, whose sister married a Russian refugee.

From the first pages, intrigue sets the tone, as West’s skillful prose urges the reader to turn the pages of this ponderous novel set against a backdrop of the Russian Revolution. Read More→

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