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Winifred Holtby (1898–1935)

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Værker af Winifred Holtby

Byerne (1936) 925 eksemplarer
The Crowded Street (1924) 252 eksemplarer
The Land of Green Ginger (1927) 212 eksemplarer
Poor Caroline (1931) 207 eksemplarer
Anderby Wold (1923) 206 eksemplarer
Mandoa, Mandoa! (1933) 94 eksemplarer
Virginia Woolf: A Critical Memoir (1935) 67 eksemplarer
Women and a Changing Civilization (1935) 25 eksemplarer
Letters to a Friend (1937) 20 eksemplarer
The Astonishing Island (1933) 7 eksemplarer
Pavements at Anderby (1974) 7 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
A Century of Humour (1934) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
South Riding [2011 TV mini series] — Original book — 5 eksemplarer
Mystery and Adventure Stories (1937) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1898-06-23
Dødsdag
1935-09-29
Begravelsessted
All Saints Churchyard, Rudston, Yorkshire, England, UK
Køn
female
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Rudston, Yorkshire, England, UK
Dødssted
London, England, UK
Dødsårsag
kidney failure (Bright's disease)
Bopæl
Rudston, Yorkshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Uddannelse
governess
Queen Margaret's School, Scarborough
Oxford University (Somerville College)
Erhverv
novelist
journalist
lecturer (League of Nations Union)
director (Time and Tide)
Relationer
Brittain, Vera (companion|1919|Holtby's death|1935)
Organisationer
Independent Labour Party
Six Point Group
Time and Tide
Kort biografi
Winifred Holtby, a prolific writer and committed pacifist, met Vera Brittain in 1919. The two writers developed a close friendship and they shared a home and care of Brittain's children for many years until Holtby's death. See Brittain's "Testament of Friendship" (1940).

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Discussions

158. South Riding by Winifred Holtby i Backlisted Book Club (marts 2022)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - Between the Wars - HOLTBY & GRAVES i 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (oktober 2017)
South Riding i Virago Modern Classics (august 2011)
February: Reading Winifred Holtby i Monthly Author Reads (februar 2011)

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As part of my Pulitzer winners project that I neglected for too long, I read Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea today. I finally read this famous novel that won the prize in 1953.

This is the story of the old man Santiago, an old and very poor fisherman who lives by himself in a ramshackle hut and has only one friend, the young Manolo, who Santiago has taught how to fish. Since the old man seems to have run out of luck and catches practically no fish anymore, Manolo’s parents have forbidden him to accompany the old man at sea again.

Then one day when Santiago is alone at sea he catches the biggest swordfish he ever saw and what follows is his battle with the fish and his terrible struggle to get back home.

The big swordfish is a character in itself, as is the sea in a way. I liked it and can see why it is widely seen as a masterpiece. And where I shy away from Hemingway in his writings about killing animals by hunting or “entertainment” like bullfighting, here I could stomach it because fishing is this old man’s only livelyhood.

Written in Hemingway’s sparse style which succeeds in conveying emotions all the same, a sign of great penmanship. And all the big themes like endurance, the battle between (wo)manhood and nature, loyalty, suffering made for a compelling read.
… (mere)
 
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leoslittlebooklife | 39 andre anmeldelser | Jun 1, 2023 |
As part of my Pulitzer winners project that I neglected for too long, I read Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea today. I finally read this famous novel that won the prize in 1953.

This is the story of the old man Santiago, an old and very poor fisherman who lives by himself in a ramshackle hut and has only one friend, the young Manolo, who Santiago has taught how to fish. Since the old man seems to have run out of luck and catches practically no fish anymore, Manolo’s parents have forbidden him to accompany the old man at sea again.

Then one day when Santiago is alone at sea he catches the biggest swordfish he ever saw and what follows is his battle with the fish and his terrible struggle to get back home.

The big swordfish is a character in itself, as is the sea in a way. I liked it and can see why it is widely seen as a masterpiece. And where I shy away from Hemingway in his writings about killing animals by hunting or “entertainment” like bullfighting, here I could stomach it because fishing is this old man’s only livelyhood.

Written in Hemingway’s sparse style which succeeds in conveying emotions all the same, a sign of great penmanship. And all the big themes like endurance, the battle between (wo)manhood and nature, loyalty, suffering made for a compelling read.
… (mere)
 
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leoslittlebooklife | Jun 1, 2023 |
Quite an interesting collection of journalism, covering feminism, politics, and the writer’s life. Of the topics covered, the feminism section was the most interesting (and at times the most disheartening because of how little some things have changed). I preferred Winifred Holtby‘s over Vera Brittain‘s because Holtby‘s writing is more direct, but both women were interesting to read. Recommended if you like either of these writers.
 
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rabbitprincess | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 17, 2023 |
A glorious tapestry of lives and ambitions, populating a small community over two years with their loves, intrigues, greed, and tragedy. Punctuated by occasional speechifying. Over the whole thing hangs the knowledge that Holtby was gravely ill and only finished the novel a month before she died.
½
 
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adzebill | 39 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2022 |

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