Olivia Manning


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Manning, Olivia,

1911–80, English novelist, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire. During World War II she served as a journalist in the Middle East. She is best known for her "Balkan trilogy": The Great Fortune (1960), The Spoilt City (1962), and Friends and Heroes (1966). These novels concern a British diplomat and his wife in Eastern Europe during World War II, and they brilliantly juxtapose historical and personal events.
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The volume offers a nice balance between considerations of work by canonical or "still-in-print" authors, such as William Golding, Muriel Spark, Kingsley Amis, Graham Greene, Henry Green, and Elizabeth Bowen, and more marginalized figures (such as Olivia Manning, Storm Jameson, and Howard Spring).
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