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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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The human race is, and always has been, ruin-minded,' wrote Rose Macaulay in Pleasure of Ruins (1953).
Funny thing is, Rose Macaulay, the woman who made those comments, did so in 1925.
Young appeared weekly in the Daily Mail and Daily Express; still more writers including Evelyn Waugh, Rose Macaulay and Winifred Holtby, who all wrote fictions critical of the press, were paid handsomely, and relatively more generously than for their novels, to write commentary pieces and features.
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.
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').
Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rose Macaulay, and Rebecca West--take a series of cross-bearings on these questions, with each case study centering on a particular issue within the journalistic debates.
Heppenstall, James Hanley, Cecil Day Lewis, Rose Macaulay,
The central four chapters present analyses of home front narratives composed during the First World War by Violet Hunt, Rose Macaulay, Stella Benson, and Rebecca West.
Famous MacAulays include Thomas Babington, the 1st Lord MacAulay, historian Rose MacAulay and of course, TV comic Fred MacAulay.
Rose Macaulay is not altogether a comfortable writer, and Crawford makes a good case for taking her seriously.