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Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson: A Biography
by Elizabeth Maslen
Northwestern University Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-0-8101-2979-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-6767-4
Library of Congress Classification PR6019.A67Z78 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 828.91209

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Margaret Storm Jameson (1891–1986) is primarily known as a compelling essayist; her stature as a novelist and champion of the dispossessed is largely forgotten. In Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson, Elizabeth Maslen reveals a figure who held her own beside fellow British women writers, including Virginia Woolf; anticipated the Angry Young Women, such as Doris Lessing; and was an early champion of such European writers as Arthur Koestler and Czeslaw Milosz. Jameson was a complex character whose politics were grounded in social justice; she was passionately antifascist—her novel In the Second Year (1936) raised the alarm about Nazism—but always wary of communism. An eloquent polemicist, Jameson was, as president of the British P.E.N. during the 1930s and 1940s, of invaluable assistance to refugee writers. Elizabeth Maslen’s biography introduces a true twentieth century hedgehog, whose essays and subtly experimental fiction were admired in Europe and the States.


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