West, Dame Rebecca


West, Dame Rebecca
orig. Cicily Isabel Fairfield

(21 dic. 1892, Londres, Inglaterra–15 mar. 1983, Londres).

Periodista, novelista y crítica británica. Formada como actriz, West contribuyó a partir de 1911 en la prensa de izquierda y alcanzó notoriedad como activista por el voto femenino. Mantuvo un romance con el novelista H.G. Wells durante diez años (1913–23). Sus novelas The Judge [El juez] (1922), The Thinking Reed [El junco piensa] (1936) y The Birds Fall Down [Los pájaros caen] (1966), recibieron menos atención que sus publicaciones sociales y culturales. Sus admirados reportajes sobre los juicios de Nuremberg fueron recopilados en A Train of Powder [Un tren de polvo] (1955). Su historia de Yugoslavia, Cordero negro, halcón gris (1942), es considerada una de las mejores obras historiográficas del s. XX. En 1946, West siguió el proceso por traición contra William Joyce en una serie de artículos periodísticos que fueron publicados posteriormente bajo el título The Meaning of Treason [El significado de la traición] (1949).

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

Mira otros diccionarios:

  • West,Dame Rebecca — West, Dame Rebecca. Pen name of Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews. 1892 1983. British writer and critic whose works include psychological novels, such as The Judge (1922), critical studies, as of Henry James (1916), a historical study of Yugoslavia …   Universalium

  • West, Dame Rebecca — orig. Cicily Isabel Fairfield born Dec. 21, 1892, London, Eng. died March 15, 1983, London British journalist, novelist, and critic. Trained as an actress, from 1911 West contributed to the left wing press and made a name as a fighter for woman… …   Universalium

  • Dame Rebecca West — noun British writer (born in Ireland) (1892 1983) • Syn: ↑West, ↑Rebecca West, ↑Cicily Isabel Fairfield • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • West — /west/, n. 1. Benjamin, 1738 1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763. 2. Mae, 1892? 1980, U.S. actress. 3. Nathanael (Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein), 1902? 40, U.S. novelist. 4. Paul, born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England …   Universalium

  • west — /west/, n. 1. a cardinal point of the compass, 90° to the left when facing north, corresponding to the point where the sun is seen to set. Abbr.: W 2. the direction in which this point lies. 3. (usually cap.) a region or territory situated in… …   Universalium

  • West — West, Morris * * * (as used in expressions) West Point Bandaranaike, S(olomon) W(est) R(idgeway) D(ias) De La Warr, Thomas West, 12° barón Key West North West Co. Sackville West, Vita Victoria Mary Sackville West SWAPO sigla de South West Africa… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rebecca West — Pour les articles homonymes, voir West. Rebecca West. Dame Rebecca West, DBE (21 décembre, 1892–15 mars, 1983), dont …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rebecca West — noun British writer (born in Ireland) (1892 1983) • Syn: ↑West, ↑Dame Rebecca West, ↑Cicily Isabel Fairfield • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Rebecca …   Useful english dictionary

  • dame — /daym/, n. 1. (cap.) (in Britain) a. the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight. b. the official title of the wife of a knight or baronet. 2. (formerly) a form of address to any woman… …   Universalium

  • Dame — (as used in expressions) Andrews, Dame Julie Ashcroft, Dame Peggy Christie, Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa) Compton Burnett, Dame Ivy Cooper, Dame Gladys De Valois, Dame Ninette Dench, Dame Judi(th Olivia) Evans, Dame Edith (Mary) Fields, Dame Gracie …   Enciclopedia Universal


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