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Lorna Sage (1943–2001)

Autor(a) de Bad Blood: A Memoir

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Associated Works

Ethan Frome (1911)algumas edições9,619 cópias, 217 resenhas
The Voyage Out (1915) — Editor, algumas edições2,731 cópias, 40 resenhas
The Garden Party (1922) — Introdução, algumas edições1,500 cópias, 42 resenhas
Two Serious Ladies (1943) — Introdução, algumas edições811 cópias, 11 resenhas
Diana of the Crossways (1885) — Introdução, algumas edições289 cópias, 3 resenhas
Granta 41: Biography (1992) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Salzburg Tales (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições127 cópias, 3 resenhas
Granta 3: The End of the English Novel (1980) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
[Anthologie de nouvelles anglaises] (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1943-01-13
Data de falecimento
2001-01-11
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, UK
Educação
Girls' High School, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England, UK
Durham University
University of Birmingham
Hanmer village school, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Ocupação
writer
professor (English Literature ∙ University of East Anglia)
reviewer
literary critic
autobiographer
Organizações
University of East Anglia
Pequena biografia
Lorna Sage grew up in the '40s and '50s on the border between Wales and England and in the crossfire between her difficult grandparents. Despite a teenage pregnancy, she won a scholarship to university and became a noted academic and literary critic. Bad Blood, her autobiography, was published in 2000.

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I really enjoyed the first 3/4 of the book, although I had to finally skim through some of the stuff about her Grandfather. The end felt very rushed and not as honest as the rest of the book. For me it felt like a big disconnect and left me disappointed. Plus she visits Liverpool and is the same age as the Beatles and no mention of this fact?!
 
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squarishoval | outras 13 resenhas | Mar 13, 2022 |

Loved this biography which seemed to combine something like Laurie Lee's 'Cider with Rosie' style with an 'Akenfield' one. Village living, amazing characters and dysfunctional families as I believe all families are. What is normal? Beautifully written, funny and sad. I will pass this book on to be enjoyed and to demonstrate the restrictions and uptightness of the 50s and early 60s, the feel and restrictions of the times. Does anybody else live in a house where the chimney is blocked for two floors by a bird's nest?
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HelenPollock | outras 13 resenhas | Jul 21, 2019 |
I really liked this memoir of the literary critic Lorna Sage’s unconventional childhood in Wales with her parents and grandparents because it is written with such passion and humour. The story tells how, through her academic ambitions and determination, Sage manages to transcend the ‘bad blood’ that has cursed the family, although her escape from her miserable circumstances seems at one point to be threatened, when she becomes pregnant at 15. She analyses her dysfunctional family perfectly, and the characters, especially her grandfather, are very gothic and fascinating. [2011]… (mais)
½
1 vote
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papercat | outras 13 resenhas | Jul 1, 2017 |
Winner WHITBREAD Prize Autobiography
Book of the year by 19 writers/mags/reviewers

great book wish there was part 2. so sad that she died at 58.
1 vote
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mahallett | outras 13 resenhas | Mar 29, 2017 |

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Obras
9
Also by
9
Membros
967
Popularidade
#26,626
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
14
ISBNs
46
Idiomas
2
Favorito
1

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