Elizabeth Taylor

BookElizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Writers and Their Work


September 1st, 2008

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A critical introduction to the work of the English novelist Elizabeth Taylor tracing some of her recurrent preoccupations – with memory, dispossession and bereavement, and with her generation’s experience of wartime as both disruption and opportunity – and to highlight the ruthless wit with which she assaulted all forms of egotism and self-satisfaction.


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Neil Henry Reeve has wide and varied experience of examining and teaching. He is currently Reader in English and Head of Department of English at Swansea University. His books include: Reading Late Lawrence (2003) and (with Richard Kerridge) Nearly Too Much: The Poetry of J.H. Prynne (1996).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover 1
Half Title 2
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Acknowledgements 7
Biographical Outline 8
Abbreviations 10
Introduction 12
1 Tired Horror: A Wreath of Roses 19
2 The Writing of the 1940s 30
3 Going in the Wreaths53
4 Ageing and its Discontents 75
5 Hester Lilly96
Notes 104
Select Bibliography 108
Index 110