Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson

  • Filename: life-in-the-writings-of-storm-jameson.
  • ISBN: 9780810129795
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 578
  • Author: Elizabeth Maslen
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Elizabeth Maslen's excellent biography offers a fresh look at the intersection of Jameson's life and work and the way these intersected with figures from Rebecca West to Arthur Koeslter to Czeslaw Milosz.

A Day Off

  • Filename: a-day-off.
  • ISBN: 9781448201402
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

First published in 1933, this outstanding collection is made up of two short novels, A Day Off and The Single Heart, and three long stories which show the variety of the author's great writing skills that make her one of the most distinguished of women writers. In A Day Off, Jameson tells of a day in the life of a middle-aged woman. A lonely woman, snatching at any relationship she can make. It is a story of great perception and understanding but tinged with bitterness and the inevitable sadness of isolation.

Journey from the North Volume 1

  • Filename: journey-from-the-north-volume-1.
  • ISBN: 9781448201358
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

In 1960, Storm Jameson decided to write her memoirs. The result was Journey from the North, one of the great literary autobiographies of the century. Volume One, first published in 1969, tells of her childhood in Whitby before the First World War, the strong ties with her formidable mother, an early love of the sea, her intellectual achievements at university and falling in love. She vividly recalls her first marriage and the birth of her son; then came her first book, work in London, and the deep happiness of her second marriage to Guy Chapman, the novelist and historian. In the thirties she became increasingly involved in politics, and her accounts of the Depression and the rise of Fascism in Europe demonstrate her exceptional understanding of the years between the wars. But the most extraordinary quality of this autobiography is its fine truthfulness. Her candour - about wanting to be an artist, about failures of courage and of love, her devotion to her son and yet a need for a life of her own - is quite exceptional. Journey from the North is a brilliantly told story of a fascinating life.

Cloudless May

  • Filename: cloudless-may.
  • ISBN: 9781448201716
  • Release Date: 2011-09-28
  • Number of pages: 526
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

First published in 1943, Cloudless May explores the political and psychological circumstances of the defeat of France in the Spring of 1940.The novel follows the life of a French businessman, his friends and his mistress, as they try to weather the storm that is the fall of France, during the devastation of the war.

Intermodernism Literary Culture in Mid Twentieth Century Britain

  • Filename: intermodernism-literary-culture-in-mid-twentieth-century-britain.
  • ISBN: 9780748688562
  • Release Date: 2009-10-05
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Kristin Bluemel
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

These 10 original critical essays examine the fascinating writing of the Depression and World War II. Divided into four sections--Work, Community,War, and Documents--the volume focuses on texts that are typically ignored in accounts of modernism or The Auden Generation.Chapters examine writing by Elizabeth Bowen, Storm Jameson, William Empson, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, Harold Heslop, T. H. White, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West, John Grierson, Margery Allingham and Stella Gibbons. These authors were politically radical, or radically 'eccentric', and tended to be committed to working- and middle-class cultures, non-canonical genres, such as crime and fantasy, and minority forms of narrative, such as journalism, manifestos, film, and travel narratives, as well as novels. The volume supports further research with an appendix, 'Who Were the Intermodernists?', a listing of archival sources and an extensive bibliography.

The Journal of Mary Hervey Russell

  • Filename: the-journal-of-mary-hervey-russell.
  • ISBN: 9781448202546
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

In The Journal of Mary Hervey Russell, Storm Jameson has chosen a form which enables her to use a rich supply both of public occurrences and personal knowledge and experience for the exercise of that imaginative observation which is characteristic of her best work. Whether she describes a chance meeting in Paris with a new French poet, or the reaction of delegates at the international conference of authors on the very eve of war, or her association with innumerable refugee intellectuals in London before and after Dunkirk; whether she is drawing one of her many astute comparisons between her own compatriots and some other people - generally the French - or comforting the wife of an Austrian professor just swept into internment, or bearing with the cynicism of some diplomat at the luncheon, she brings before us a panorama rather than a scene or an incident. But the real human interest of the book is the thread of her own life running through it, revealing in little intimate flashes, sometimes a reminiscence of childhood, sometimes a delicately drawn portrait, like that of her father, the old sea captain, and throughout the story the visionary presence of the mother who for her has never ceased to live.

Return of the Dove

  • Filename: return-of-the-dove.
  • ISBN: 0787308498
  • Release Date: 1996-09-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Margaret Storm
  • Publisher: Health Research Books

1959 This volume, a biography of that great personality, Nikola Tesla, reveals much of the danger, mystery, conspiracy, & intrigue that reached into the highest places of government & the guarded inner sancta of big industry. the author says, "Another d.

Parthian Words

  • Filename: parthian-words.
  • ISBN: 9781448201730
  • Release Date: 2011-09-28
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

This short book offers the dispassionate but sharp-tongued comments on the novel, by an old fiction hand, a personal exercise of taste and judgment, backed by a life interest in the history and methods of literary criticism. It reviews the evergreen question of the death of the novel, so often and confidently announced; the difficulties, peculiar to our nihilistic and often brutal age, that press on the contemporary novelist; the effect on him and his work of the technological revolution; his increasing diffidence in face of the overwhelming prestige of science in our day; the changing language of fiction; the novel as an art form; the nouveau roman, and its most sophisticated and more esoteric cousin, the nouvelle critique; the eruption into common daylight of pornographic fiction; the use and misuse of censorship. It attempts to decide whether the traditional or classic novel has a future and what sort of future. Though it may offend a great many solemn persons it has not been written to give offence, but in a serious effort to reach some positive conclusions about the health, the moral and aesthetic worth, of the novel in a day when our minds are, as never before, at the mercy of their worst dreams.

Speaking of Stendhal

  • Filename: speaking-of-stendhal.
  • ISBN: 9781448201990
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 157
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Storm Jameson writes of Stendhal "as one speaks in suitable company of a friend". She knew him very well. Over the years she read everything available by him and she immersed herself in his life and his writings - and the two cannot be separated. As a biographical subject, Stendhal is vastly more rewarding than many literary figures. Something was forever happening to him; usually another passionate love affair. Life at home, in his youth, was a smouldering battle-ground: he hated his father, and when he rejoiced at the execution of Louis XVI, "be sure", Storm Jameson adds, "that another head glimmered in his mind." There was his naively close relationship with his sister Pauline, whom however he later outgrew, so that "he would do anything he could for her except live with her." There was his brief but horrifying experience of Napoleon's wars. And of course, there was his passion for travel, for society, for the opera, for Italy. It all became part of the texture of his books. What is so astonishing is that his contemporaries were unconscious of his genius: even his old friend Merimee patronised him as a failure. Posterity has set that right, and this study, so lucidly and perceptively written, and providing so many insights, gives a marvellously concise picture of a rich and varied life.

The White Crow

  • Filename: the-white-crow.
  • ISBN: 9781448201969
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

June 1890, Portugal. A child was born in somewhat curious circumstances. Until the age of sixteen, his life was a safe and happy one. At that point it changed suddenly, almost brutally. Handicapped by a physically freakish appearance, he not only survived but grew up to become a celebrated restaurateur. He had unusual talents: he had the help, in various crises, of persons as remarkable as himself, and he developed, half deliberately, half unconsciously, a method of defending himself from the peculiar difficulties of his life. The solid elegance and exceptionally admirable food he offered in his restaurant were real enough, the two people living in the basement were real, if in their different ways unusual, and his young Spanish wife in her flat above the restaurant was notably sane and delightful. In his own rooms, two small rooms on the roof of the house, he entertained undeniably real visitors-but of what order of reality? The time covered by the external action of this brilliantly composed novel runs from 1890 to 1942, years more full of vivid incident and violent social change than any in our history, and here recorded in a series of sharp-scenes.

The Black Laurel

  • Filename: the-black-laurel.
  • ISBN: 9781448202041
  • Release Date: 2011-09-28
  • Number of pages: 478
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Much of the action of The Black Laurel takes place in Berlin, 1945. But it is not a novel about Germany. It concerns a group of English people whose duties or interests place them in Berlin during the first summer of the Occupation. They are involved with each other through their position in occupied territory or through their friendships, and by their interest in the fate of one German who has been arrested and condemned. The action moves swiftly between the ambitions and anxieties of a General, the curious intentions of a Very Important Person, the feverish or helpless twistings of Germans trapped by defeat, the education, friendships and loves of young men. As in life, the private conflicts meet and distort the human relations. When Major-General Lowerby's oldest and closest friendship gets in the way of his ambitions, which does he choose? When William Gary, for whom human beings have been instruments, tries to turn to a human loyalty and devotion, can he escape the involuntary callousness of his own mind? Colonel Brett stumbles over his own folly as much as his honesty. Lise and Arnold, pretending to a sophistication neither has, have to find their way back through separate disillusions, to the simplicity of their young love. The German characters are drawn with a rare knowledge of the conflicts in the German soul: the polished gentleman who will allow any crime for the sake of his family estate; the wound-crippled boys, living on their wits, nerves and passions; the man, at once scholar and brute, who is abandoning the West for the despised and feared East. Behind the suspense of the narrative, and the sharp images of ruin and fever, rises another image - the image, the reality, of Europe, 1945.

Survivors of a Kind

  • Filename: survivors-of-a-kind.
  • ISBN: 9781847250049
  • Release Date: 2008-12-20
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Brian Bond
  • Publisher: A&C Black

An innovative analysis of World War One using memoirs of leading politicians and writers of the time.

A Cup of Tea for Mr Thorgill

  • Filename: a-cup-of-tea-for-mr-thorgill.
  • ISBN: 9781448201396
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

First published in 1957, this astonishing novel describes a seductive world in which the action of the story unfolds: cultivated, privileged, secure, the close-knit world of an Oxford college, epitomized by the Master and the Master's house, a haven of good taste, intelligence and aristocratic nonconformity. With one or two exceptions, its inhabitants would - if they were to thank God for anything - thank Him that they are not as other men. Yet these are not stonyhearted snobs; they have accepted an outsider - Nevil Rigden, product of a city slum. He is a friend to the great Thomas Paget, husband to Paget's sister, and he stands high in the Master's favour. Bemused by elegance, urbanity and intellect, we discover with shock and then with horror the web of abomination being spun, inexorably, fatally, within this charmed - and charming - circle. No one can read this story unshaken.

A Month Soon Goes

  • Filename: a-month-soon-goes.
  • ISBN: 9781448201426
  • Release Date: 2011-10-28
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Storm Jameson
  • Publisher: A&C Black

First published in 1962, this is a light comedy with a chorus. The action takes place on seven days,spread over a period of between four or five weeks during May and June 1958. During that time, Sarah Faulkner, celebrated diseuse, who has come home to rest after four years of touring in Europe and America, is responsible, directly or indirectly, for a great deal of disturbance,even for what may or may not be a murder. The chorus consists of her secretary and her masseuse, two women who, as another character in the book says of them, have in them 'enough derision, bitterness, greed, experience, to poison a city.' None the less, the mood of the book is one of entertainment, tart, intelligent, witty.

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