Stevie Smith: A Selection

ISBN
9780571347704
Published
01/08/2019
9780571347704
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

This comprehensive and welcoming edition draws on the whole of Stevie Smith’s output in poetry, prose and drawings from Novel on Yellow Paper (1936) to Scorpion and Other Poems (1972). Hermione Lee’s introduction and arrangement bring out the connections between Stevie Smith’s different writings, and show us what an extraordinary and original writer she was. The selection is complemented by biographical and textual notes, and forms an attractive introduction to the work of an idiosyncratic English genius.
This comprehensive and welcoming edition draws on the whole of Stevie Smith’s output in poetry, prose and drawings from Novel on Yellow Paper (1936) to Scorpion and Other Poems (1972). Hermione Lee’s introduction and arrangement bring out the connections between Stevie Smith’s different writings, and show us what an extraordinary and original writer she was. The selection is complemented by biographical and textual notes, and forms an attractive introduction to the work of an idiosyncratic English genius.
  • Stevie Smith

    Stevie Smith (1902-71) lived in Palmers Green, London, and for much of her life worked as a secretary for the magazine publishers Sir George Newnes and Sir Neville Pearson. Her first book, Novel on Yellow Paper, appeared in 1936, and her final collection of poems, Scorpion, was published posthumously in 1972. In 1966 she received a Cholmondeley Award and in 1969 was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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