By Robert E. Hosmer
Contemporary British ladies Writers is a suite of ten essays, every one dedicated to an immense novelist and written via a exotic pupil. integrated during this quantity are Sybille Bedford, Anita Brookner, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Isabel Colegate, Penelope Fitzgerald, Susan Hill, Molly Keane, Muriel Spark, and Fay Weldon. each one essay makes a speciality of a number of novels, chosen to bare the novelist's constant issues and attribute techniques. person bibliographies offer an entire experience of the novelist's paintings in addition to a discriminating advisor to the simplest severe paintings available.
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She married Walter Bedford in 1935. A reticent and private person, she has supplied no additional information to biographical sourees. However, something more can be assumed from her literary work. The dust jacket to her latest book, Jigsaw, states she was born in Germany, and if we can believe the opening statements in A Legacy, in a rented flat in Charlottenberg in West Berlin. After her father and mother separated, she lived the early years of her life with her father in a chateau in southern Germany in much impoverished circumstances brought about by the ravages of World War One.
But she could not remember in what context' (112). Yet it is a11 futile: Kitty learns nothing from her exilic condition. Brodsky's declaration about the metaphysica1 dimension of exile obtains: 'to ignore or to dodge it is to cheat yourself out of the meaning of what has happened to you, to doom yourself to remaining forever at the receiving end of things, to ossify into an uncomprehending victim' (16). At the end of the novel she is back where she started, rea11y no wiser, but certainly the worse for the wear.
Perhaps only the Psalmist's eloquent lament of Psalm 137 can recapture the existential anguish of the Exile. Wretched isolation. Alienation. Trauma. Deprivation. A seeking after identity. A longing for 'horne'. Life in exile 'with the memory of their spiritual or ethnic, divine or geographical, real or imaginary hornes' (Leszek Kolakowski, 'In Praise of Exile', Times Literary Supplement, 11 October 1985: 1133) kept alive with them, caused the Hebrews to re-examine their lives, re-evaluate their conduct, and re-constitute their religious and cultural heritage.