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Winifred Holtby (1898–1935)

Autor(a) de South Riding

26+ Works 2,133 Membros 90 Críticas 14 Favorited

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Obras por Winifred Holtby

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
A Century of Humour (1934) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
South Riding [2011 TV mini series] — Original book — 5 exemplares
Mystery and Adventure Stories (1937) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1898-06-23
Data de falecimento
1935-09-29
Localização do túmulo
All Saints Churchyard, Rudston, Yorkshire, England, UK
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Rudston, Yorkshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
kidney failure (Bright's disease)
Locais de residência
Rudston, Yorkshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Educação
governess
Queen Margaret's School, Scarborough
Oxford University (Somerville College)
Ocupações
novelist
journalist
lecturer (League of Nations Union)
director (Time and Tide)
Relações
Brittain, Vera (companion|1919|Holtby's death|1935)
Organizações
Independent Labour Party
Six Point Group
Time and Tide

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Winifred Holtby, a prolific writer and committed pacifist, met Vera Brittain in 1919. The two writers developed a close friendship and they shared a home and care of Brittain's children for many years until Holtby's death. See Brittain's "Testament of Friendship" (1940).

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Discussions

158. South Riding by Winifred Holtby em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - Between the Wars - HOLTBY & GRAVES em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Outubro 2017)
South Riding em Virago Modern Classics (Agosto 2011)
February: Reading Winifred Holtby em Monthly Author Reads (Fevereiro 2011)

Críticas

As part of my Pulitzer winners project that I neglected for too long, I read Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea today. I finally read this famous novel that won the prize in 1953.

This is the story of the old man Santiago, an old and very poor fisherman who lives by himself in a ramshackle hut and has only one friend, the young Manolo, who Santiago has taught how to fish. Since the old man seems to have run out of luck and catches practically no fish anymore, Manolo’s parents have forbidden him to accompany the old man at sea again.

Then one day when Santiago is alone at sea he catches the biggest swordfish he ever saw and what follows is his battle with the fish and his terrible struggle to get back home.

The big swordfish is a character in itself, as is the sea in a way. I liked it and can see why it is widely seen as a masterpiece. And where I shy away from Hemingway in his writings about killing animals by hunting or “entertainment” like bullfighting, here I could stomach it because fishing is this old man’s only livelyhood.

Written in Hemingway’s sparse style which succeeds in conveying emotions all the same, a sign of great penmanship. And all the big themes like endurance, the battle between (wo)manhood and nature, loyalty, suffering made for a compelling read.
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leoslittlebooklife | 39 outras críticas | Jun 1, 2023 |
As part of my Pulitzer winners project that I neglected for too long, I read Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea today. I finally read this famous novel that won the prize in 1953.

This is the story of the old man Santiago, an old and very poor fisherman who lives by himself in a ramshackle hut and has only one friend, the young Manolo, who Santiago has taught how to fish. Since the old man seems to have run out of luck and catches practically no fish anymore, Manolo’s parents have forbidden him to accompany the old man at sea again.

Then one day when Santiago is alone at sea he catches the biggest swordfish he ever saw and what follows is his battle with the fish and his terrible struggle to get back home.

The big swordfish is a character in itself, as is the sea in a way. I liked it and can see why it is widely seen as a masterpiece. And where I shy away from Hemingway in his writings about killing animals by hunting or “entertainment” like bullfighting, here I could stomach it because fishing is this old man’s only livelyhood.

Written in Hemingway’s sparse style which succeeds in conveying emotions all the same, a sign of great penmanship. And all the big themes like endurance, the battle between (wo)manhood and nature, loyalty, suffering made for a compelling read.
… (mais)
 
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leoslittlebooklife | Jun 1, 2023 |
Quite an interesting collection of journalism, covering feminism, politics, and the writer’s life. Of the topics covered, the feminism section was the most interesting (and at times the most disheartening because of how little some things have changed). I preferred Winifred Holtby‘s over Vera Brittain‘s because Holtby‘s writing is more direct, but both women were interesting to read. Recommended if you like either of these writers.
 
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rabbitprincess | 1 outra crítica | May 17, 2023 |
A glorious tapestry of lives and ambitions, populating a small community over two years with their loves, intrigues, greed, and tragedy. Punctuated by occasional speechifying. Over the whole thing hangs the knowledge that Holtby was gravely ill and only finished the novel a month before she died.
½
 
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adzebill | 39 outras críticas | Apr 28, 2022 |

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Obras
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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
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ISBN
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Línguas
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Marcado como favorito
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