Penlline Rd, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2XJ, United Kingdom
Lorna Sage attended Whitchurch High School.
Durham, England, United Kingdom
In 1964 Lorna Sage graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
In 1966 Lorna Sage received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham.
(The novel was once upon a time the genre women felt at ho...)
The novel was once upon a time the genre women felt at home in. This wide-ranging and detailed study of contemporary novelists explores the forms of nostalgia (shared by many feminist critics) for a 'woman's novel'; and the subtle or savage strategies which have turned the house of fiction upside down. The result is a critique of the nature of narrative now; and a celebration of the energies that are undoing our definitions of women's work.
(This distinguished volume of essays commemorates the work...)
This distinguished volume of essays commemorates the work of acclaimed writer Angela Carter. Here, renowned writers and critics including Margaret Atwood, Robert Coover, Hermione Lee, and Marina Warner discuss the novels, stories and, polemics that made Carter one of the most spellbinding writers of her generation.
(This guide to women's writing in English aims to consolid...)
This guide to women's writing in English aims to consolidate and epitomize the rereading of women's writing that has gone on in the past twenty-five years. There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres, and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in a historical and geographical sweep that takes us up to the present. The entries reflect the spread of literacy, the history of colonization, and the development of postcolonial cultures using and changing the English language. The contributors are chosen from all the countries around the world - and represent academics, novelists, poets, critics, women, and men. The result is a work of reference with a feel for the vitality, wealth, and diversity of women's writing.
(Bestselling author Lorna Sage delivers the tragicomic mem...)
Bestselling author Lorna Sage delivers the tragicomic memoir of her escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post-WWII Britain - and the story of the weddings and relationships that defined three generations of her family - in Bad Blood, an international bestseller and the winner of the coveted Whitbread Biography Award.
(Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Jean ...)
Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Jean Rhys, Christina Stead, Djuna Barnes, Violet Trefusis, Jane Bowles, Simone de Beauvoir, Christine Brooke-Rose, Iris Murdoch, Angela Carter. Women who moved in literary circles in the first half of the 20th century were "helpmeets or patrons, muses or mistresses, not artists in their own right". All the writers above struggled, in different ways, to discover their own "voice" while being faced with stifling conceptions of feminine creativity. Lorna Sage discovers in these women's writings, the revelatory moment when each one locates her distinctive voice, finds her calling (or fails to), or refashions herself as an author.
(A sparkling collection of journalism from the critically ...)
A sparkling collection of journalism from the critically acclaimed author of "Bad Blood" and "Moments Of Truth". This selection of Lorna Sage's writing from 1972-2001 covers the thirty years in which she wrote for the London and New York literary papers and journals. From carefully worked interviews and profiles, to the snappiest and deftest of weekly reviews, it contains some of her best writing. We can trace the often surprising development of her distinctive voice and follow its sharpest critical reactions to the important authors and landmark publications of our times. Whether dissecting George Eliot, Laurence Sterne, Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley or Sylvia Plath, Angela Carter, Umberto Eco and Salman Rushdie, Sage's unmistakable voice is here: intelligent, hilarious, anarchic, courageous, genial and serious.
Lorna Sage attended Whitchurch High School. In 1964 she graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1966 Sage received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham.
From 1965 to 1968 Lorna Sage was an assistant lecturer at the University of East Anglia, then a lecturer from 1968 to 1975, later a senior lecturer from 1975 to 1994. From 1985 to 1988 and from 1993 to 1996 she worked as a dean of the School of English and American Studies there. In 1994 Sage was appointed a professor of English literature. Her publications include literary studies and a memoir.
In one of her earliest published works, Doris Lessing, Sage discusses the artistry of the novelist whose works include The Golden Notebook and The Four-gated City. In 1993 Sage published Women in the House of Fiction: Post-War Women Novelists. Her book, Flesh and the Mirror: Essays on the Art of Angela Carter, was published in 1994. Sage’s other works as editor include The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English, which contains more than 2,000 entries on writers, books, and literary genres.
Bad Blood is a memoir that includes Sage’s candid reflections of childhood and adolescence. Sage recalls spending World War II with her combative grandparents, and she relates her unsettling experience as a pregnant teen. Sage followed Bad Blood with Moments of Truth: Twelve Twentieth-Century Women Writers, in which she discusses Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, Iris Murdoch, and other literary notables. Her book, Good as her word: Selected Journalism, was published in 2003.
(Bestselling author Lorna Sage delivers the tragicomic mem...)2000
(Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Jean ...)2001
(This guide to women's writing in English aims to consolid...)1999
(A sparkling collection of journalism from the critically ...)2003
(This distinguished volume of essays commemorates the work...)1994
(The novel was once upon a time the genre women felt at ho...)1992
In 1959 Lorna Sage married Victor Sage. In 1960 their daughter, Sharon, was born. In 1974 the couple divorced. In 1979 she married Rupert Hodson.