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The Resource A mannered grace : the life of Laura (Riding) Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann

A mannered grace : the life of Laura (Riding) Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann

Label
A mannered grace : the life of Laura (Riding) Jackson
Title
A mannered grace
Title remainder
the life of Laura (Riding) Jackson
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Friedmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Laura (Riding) Jackson, poet and thinker, is one of the most important figures in twentieth-century American and British literature. She is also one of the most perplexing. With the publication of this long-awaited, authorized biography written by the woman she took into her confidence, Laura (Riding) Jackson can be seen for the first time in a clarifying light."
  • "Thought of primarily as a brilliant poet, (Riding) Jackson was awarded the prestigious Bollingen Prize in 1991, yet, paradoxically, she had renounced the writing of poetry more than forty years earlier. Literary figures such as Allen Tate, John Crowe Ransom, Ted Hughes, Robert Graves, and W.H. Auden praised her work and acknowledged her influence. Yet popularly she is known as Robert Graves's collaborator and muse, perhaps even the "White Goddess" of his well-known book of the same name, and as the woman who leapt from a high window out of love or jealousy. This and other episodes of her personal life have been exaggerated, misunderstood, and sensationalized in biographies, memoirs, a novel, and in the public consciousness
  • Yet she devoted most of her life to Schuyler Jackson, the man she married - once Time magazine's poetry critic - with whom she ran a citrus business while they worked on Rational Meaning, a monumental study of language that she completed after his death and that was finally published after hers."
  • "A Mannered Grace shows the straightforward purpose and intention of Laura (Riding) Jackson's life and work that has eluded so many. In vivid detail, Elizabeth Friedmann recreates the writer and her world - her Socialist family origins in New York, her rise to literary prominence in the 1920s and sojourn in Greenwich Village, her move to England where she began her thirteen-year relationship with Robert Graves, her activism during the Second World War and eventual return to the United States in the summer of 1939 when she and Graves parted, and her final years with Schuyler Jackson - until now largely untold - living in rural Florida, eschewing literary connections, but still writing."
  • "Friedmann discusses (Riding) Jackson's many works within the context of her life, including those co-authored with Graves, and takes us into her diverse circle of friends in New York, London, Paris, and Mallorca that included Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf. Most importantly, she reveals what it was like to be a woman of exceptional gifts and scrupulous integrity in the literary world of the 1920s and 1930s - how Laura (Riding) Jackson responded to success and to sometimes insurmountable challenges."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedmann, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3519.A363
LC item number
Z66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Jackson, Laura (Riding)
Label
A mannered grace : the life of Laura (Riding) Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-548) and index
  • "Major works of Laura (Riding) Jackson": pages 549-550
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue -- I. My Self's Own Pegasus (1901-1929) / [Epigraphs] -- Chapter One. Nashville, 1924 -- Chapter Two. Forgotten Girlhood -- Chapter Three. Beloved Ithaca -- Chapter Four. Makeshift -- Chapter Five. Alastor -- Chapter Six. The Fugitives -- Chapter Seven. The Best Unknowns -- Chapter Eight. All In Love With All -- Chapter Nine. Vienna -- Chapter Ten. In Nineteen Twenty-Seven -- Chapter Eleven. Anarchism Is Not Enough -- Chapter Twelve. ÔGoodbye, Chaps' -- Chapter Thirteen. Celebration of Failure -- Chapter Fourteen. Here Beyond -- II. This Chosen Ambiguity (1929-1939) / [Epigraph] -- Chapter Fifteen. Not Heaven, but the Smallest Earth -- Chapter Sixteen. Canellun and Ca'n Torrent -- Chapter Seventeen. The Critical Vulgate -- Chapter Eighteen. The Road to the Cala -- Chapter Nineteen. Will He Be Grateful? -- Chapter Twenty. Portraits -- Chapter Twenty-one. Los Pequeûos -- Chapter Twenty-two. The Word ÔWoman' -- Chapter Twenty-three. Midsummer Duet -- Chapter Twenty-four. Friendship on Visit -- Chapter Twenty-five. The World and Ourselves -- Chapter Twenty-six. Politics and Poetry -- Chapter Twenty-seven. A Personal Letter, With A Request For A Reply -- Chapter Twenty-eight. Positive Capability -- Chapter Twenty-nine. ÔA Kind of Principia' -- III. The Different Light (1939-1991) / [Epigraph] -- Chapter Thirty. Schuyler -- Chapter Thirty-one. Joining Personal Meanings -- Chapter Thirty-two. In A Narrow Cage -- Chapter Thirty-three. Florida -- Chapter Thirty-four. Oranges and Definitions -- Chapter Thirty-five. A Valedictory Notification -- Chapter Thirty-six. Rational Meaning -- Chapter Thirty-seven. Introduction for a Broadcast -- Chapter Thirty-eight. The Sufficient Difference -- Chapter Thirty-nine. After So Much Loss -- Chapter Forty. Looking Back, Looking Forward -- Chapter Forty-one. Bad Magic -- Chapter Forty-two. Wabasso -- Afterword -- Notes [headed by abbreviations used for library and other archives, and certain correspondents] -- Index
Control code
54356859
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 571 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780892553006
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
A mannered grace : the life of Laura (Riding) Jackson, Elizabeth Friedmann
Publication
Note
"A Karen and Michael Braziller book."
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-548) and index
  • "Major works of Laura (Riding) Jackson": pages 549-550
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Prologue -- I. My Self's Own Pegasus (1901-1929) / [Epigraphs] -- Chapter One. Nashville, 1924 -- Chapter Two. Forgotten Girlhood -- Chapter Three. Beloved Ithaca -- Chapter Four. Makeshift -- Chapter Five. Alastor -- Chapter Six. The Fugitives -- Chapter Seven. The Best Unknowns -- Chapter Eight. All In Love With All -- Chapter Nine. Vienna -- Chapter Ten. In Nineteen Twenty-Seven -- Chapter Eleven. Anarchism Is Not Enough -- Chapter Twelve. ÔGoodbye, Chaps' -- Chapter Thirteen. Celebration of Failure -- Chapter Fourteen. Here Beyond -- II. This Chosen Ambiguity (1929-1939) / [Epigraph] -- Chapter Fifteen. Not Heaven, but the Smallest Earth -- Chapter Sixteen. Canellun and Ca'n Torrent -- Chapter Seventeen. The Critical Vulgate -- Chapter Eighteen. The Road to the Cala -- Chapter Nineteen. Will He Be Grateful? -- Chapter Twenty. Portraits -- Chapter Twenty-one. Los Pequeûos -- Chapter Twenty-two. The Word ÔWoman' -- Chapter Twenty-three. Midsummer Duet -- Chapter Twenty-four. Friendship on Visit -- Chapter Twenty-five. The World and Ourselves -- Chapter Twenty-six. Politics and Poetry -- Chapter Twenty-seven. A Personal Letter, With A Request For A Reply -- Chapter Twenty-eight. Positive Capability -- Chapter Twenty-nine. ÔA Kind of Principia' -- III. The Different Light (1939-1991) / [Epigraph] -- Chapter Thirty. Schuyler -- Chapter Thirty-one. Joining Personal Meanings -- Chapter Thirty-two. In A Narrow Cage -- Chapter Thirty-three. Florida -- Chapter Thirty-four. Oranges and Definitions -- Chapter Thirty-five. A Valedictory Notification -- Chapter Thirty-six. Rational Meaning -- Chapter Thirty-seven. Introduction for a Broadcast -- Chapter Thirty-eight. The Sufficient Difference -- Chapter Thirty-nine. After So Much Loss -- Chapter Forty. Looking Back, Looking Forward -- Chapter Forty-one. Bad Magic -- Chapter Forty-two. Wabasso -- Afterword -- Notes [headed by abbreviations used for library and other archives, and certain correspondents] -- Index
Control code
54356859
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 571 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780892553006
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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