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Macaulay, Dame Rose

(məkô`lē), 1889?–1958, English author. Remembered primarily for her novels satirizing middle-class life, she first achieved fame with Potterism (1920). Her subsequent novels include Told by an Idiot (1923), Staying with Relations (1930), The World My Wilderness (1950), and The Towers of Trebizond (1956). She also wrote two volumes of verse, several books on travel, and studies of Milton (1934) and E. M. Forster (1938). She was named a Dame of the British Empire in 1958.


See biography by A. R. Benson (1970).

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Having previously edited the collection, Rose Macaulay, Gender and Modernity (2017, published as part of the Routledge Gender and Genre Series), Handheld Press Director Kate Macdonald clearly has expertise in, and dedication to maintaining, Macaulay's oeuvre.
As Rose Macaulay put it, in her Pleasure of Ruins (1953), 'It has always, both before and after it took on (in the seventh century) its present eccentric and unique appearance of a town enclosed in a palace, produced a stupendous effect on those who have visited it.
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While writing these words by the end of the year 2013, and beginning of 2014, the verses delivered from Rose Macaulay's pen welcoming New Year 1918 consistently haunts my mind, and reminds me the situation a war-afflicted United Kingdom had been experiencing during 1917-18, which had turned the entire social scenario of England to be extremely gloomy and overcasting one.
Funny thing is, Rose Macaulay, the woman who made those comments, did so in 1925.
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The Love-Charm Of Bombs is an enchanting biography examining the first-hand experiences of five prominent authors - Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen, Rose Macaulay, Henry Yorke (pen-name Henry Green) and Hilde Spiel - in wartime London.
Within this group was the simple response 'against Franco' by Rose Macaulay, a writer whose work has been all but forgotten in the fifty-two years since her death.
Is there anywhere I could go?' attests), and Carnochan is interesting on Evelyn Waugh's reports from the country, whether making up stories about Haile Selassie's coronation banquet, which he didn't attend, or woefully misjudging the Italian invasion of the 1930s (writing that Waugh was later to disown, and which Rose Macaulay summed up as 'a Fascist tract').
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