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Lives of Wives

Laura Riding

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ISBN: 978 0 856357 48 0
Categories: Women
Imprint: Carcanet Fiction
Published: October 1989
220 x 140 x 17 mm
328 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Lives of Wives, first published in 1939, was written shortly after the preparation of Laura Riding's Collected Poems. In her new afterword, Laura (Riding) Jackson writes: 'I recall that I wrote in a copy of the book that I gave to a friend many years ago that it was "something written of the past to make the present, our present, something more than that".' She added, 'These are suppositious histories, but the foundations are factual. Fancy, in them, imitates knowledge, and delineation, truth - with some lucky strikes'.
    Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991) is among the most influential yet misread writers of the twentieth century. She renounced poetry after her Collected Poems in 1938, a body of work which left its mark upon Auden, Ashbery and many others. Her collaborations and her own essays, stories and poems are central to ... read more
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