Dead Socialist Watch, #267

Rebecca West (the pseudonym of Cicily Isabel Andrews, née Fairfield), socialist and feminist writer; author of, among others, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), The Meaning of Treason (1947), and a short book on St Augustine, which I quite like. Fiercely anti-Communist in the 1950s, she always denied being sympathetic to Senator McCarthy. Born in London 21 December 1892, died, also in London, 15 March 1983.

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  1. ‘Black Lamb and Grey Falcon’ is an absolutely astounding book. I’m halfway through it at the moment so I can’t draw definitive conclusions, but its near on the best book I’ve ever read for its scope, structure, language and fathomless human understanding. I only started reading it by accident, and I can’t undertsand why it doesn’t have a place in the literary canon.

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