The Element of Lavishness: The Letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner

by William Maxwell, Sylvia Townsend Warner

Biography / Autobiography

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On My Bookshelf by Joanna Trollope...

One of the first people to seize my literary attention was historian and novelist Sylvia Townsend Warner. It wasn’t her novels for me, so much as her letters (Letters, Chatto & Windus, 1982). She wrote copiously on every topic – hens, philosophy, domestic life, nature, literature, presents, politics, ageing – and not just with style and verve, but also with wonderful wit.

The Element of Lavishness: The Letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner Synopsis

An instant classic in the literature of friendship: the witty, affectionate 40-year correspondence between a great story-writer and her New Yorker editor. . pleasure and delight.

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ISBN: 9781582432472
Publication date: 09/05/2003
Publisher: Counterpoint,U.S.
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781582432472
Publication date: 9th May 2003
Author: William Maxwell, Sylvia Townsend Warner
Publisher: Counterpoint,U.S.
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Literary essays,

About William Maxwell, Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978) was a poet, short-story writer, and novelist, as well as an authority on early English music and a devoted member of the Communist Party. Her many books include Mr. Fortune’s Maggot and Lolly Willows, The Corner that Held Them, and Kingdoms of Elfin.

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