Anna Wickham: A Poet's Daring Life

Anna Wickham: A Poet's Daring Life by Jennifer Vaughan Jones

Title: Anna Wickham: A Poet's Daring Life
Author: Jennifer Vaughan Jones
ISBN10: 156833253X
ISBN13: 978-1568332536
Publisher: Madison Books; 1 edition (June 4, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Size PDF: 1882 kb
Size Fb2: 1763 kb
Rating: 4.1/5
Votes: 260
Pages: 400 pages
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Anna Wickham: A Poet's Daring Life by Jennifer Vaughan Jones


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Anna Wickham's life is characterized by the turbulent, burgeoning feminism of the early 20th century. A woman whose incisive mind and inquisitive nature sent her husband into jealous rages, she was forcibly committed to a mental hospital at the age of 30. Upon her release, she began a life-long quest for happiness, exhibited first and foremost through her poetry. Anna Wickham became a widely acclaimed writer whose life, at times immersed in scandal, is a story of success and sadness. Eventually leaving her husband and four sons to live in Paris's left bank, she became a confidante of D.H. Lawrence, the long-time lover of millionairess Natalie Clifford Barney, and a strong-willed literary icon, rumored to have once thrown Dylan Thomas into a snowstorm. Despite her fame and achievement, Wickham's struggles with depression and anxiety would eventually lead to her untimely death.