The Strange Necessity

The Strange Necessity

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Westa€™s intellectually challenging collection of essaysa€”now available as an ebook In this collection of literary criticism, West undertakes the question of arta€™s value, examining the works of her contemporaries and their places in history a€œThe Strange Necessity, a€ one of the twelve essays collected here and first published in 1928, anchors Westa€™s quest to understand why art matters and how aesthetics of every caliber can not only inspire but reveal the authora€™s inner world. Whether juxtaposing Ulyssesa€™s prose with Pavlova€™s research, or comparing Sinclair Lewis with actress and pianist Yvonne Printemps, West finds that a satisfying emotion overrides an artistic worka€™s form. Her intricately crafted essays reveal her experience in the literary circles of the twenties and thirties and the important role this question played in her own writing. Westa€™s keenly observed criticism offers invaluable insight not only into her work but into her impressions of early twentieth century literature.Essays and Reviews Rebecca West ... One says to oneself, a#39;The kind of character Edith Wharton and Anne Douglas Sedgwick like to write about, a#39; but that they write ... During the terrific storm, amid the breaking of the waves of the increasing water against the walls of the building and the ... the animals had to be quickly transferred by making them swim in little groups from the kennels into the laboratory, anbsp;...

Title:The Strange Necessity
Author:Rebecca West
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2010-12-21


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