Posted by Stolzi on May 22, 1998 at 09:34:24:
In response to Good Mrs. Norris, written by gkb on May 18, 1998 at 13:48:34
Those are good lists! I guess I was focusing on the word "likeable" rather than "good" qualities.
] On another topic, may I ask what biography of Dorothy L. Sayers has the information about her Jewish lover? I had not known about this, though I knew she had a child out of wedlock. (I've been reading the Cold COmfort Farm threads in the Archives, having just finished the book.) Thanks for any info on the Sayers bio.
I can't be sure, but it may have been
Dorothy L. Sayers : Her Life and Soul, by Barbara Reynolds
which I am sure I did read.
"From Kirkus Reviews , 08/15/93:
" Despite some stiffness in the early chapters, and a disinclination to criticize her subject even mildly, Reynolds captures the ardent nature that sustained Sayers through her unrequited love affairs, her pregnancy without marriage, her lifelong support of the son she never publicly acknowledged, and the writing she felt certain from the beginning was her vocation."
Incidentally the son out of wedlock was not from her affair with John Cournos (sp?) but from a "rebound" affair.
Or James Brabazon's Dorothy L. Sayers : A Biography, which is out of print. I would check both if you can find them.
Other Sayers bios:
Such a strange lady : an introduction to Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957),by Janet Hitchman, also out of print
Maker & Craftsman : The Story of Dorothy L. Sayers (The Wheaton Literary Series) by Alzina Stone Dale
- Muchas gracias! (nfm) gkb 16:57:30 5/22/98 (0)
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