In Extremis

In Extremis

The Life of Laura Riding

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Recounts the tumultuous life of the major literary figure, including her influence on major writers of the time, her long affair with Robert Graves with whom she launched the New Criticism, and more.

Blackwell North Amer
In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding, the author of twenty-three books, tackled feminism, communism, sexuality, Freud, language and belief, and the coming-of-age of the American dream. In her personal relationships she was often at the center of a circle of friends and artists whose activities she inspired and sometimes controlled. Her extraordinary range of associates included writers as diverse as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. During a long and "scandalous" affair with Robert Graves, she watched over his most productive period and guided much of his best work. Together they launched the New Criticism.

& Taylor

Traces the life of the controversial poet, critic, and essayist, discusses her relationship with Robert Graves, and looks at her influence on a wide variety of fellow writers

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1993
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780802113641
Branch Call Number: 811x JACKS BAKER
Characteristics: xviii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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