Lolly Willowes: or, The Loving Huntsman
|Author:||Sylvia Townsend Warner
NYRB Classics, 1999
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In Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner tells of an aging spinster's struggle to break way from her controlling family-a classic story that she treats with cool feminist intelligence, while adding a dimension of the supernatural and strange. Warner is one of the outstanding and indispensable mavericks of twentieth-century literature, a writer to set beside Djuna Barnes and Jane Bowles, with a subversive genius that anticipates the fantastic flights of such contemporaries as Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.
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- Bookface: Lolly Willowes, by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Laura Willowes is a spinster in post-WWI England, men being in especially short supply after the war. She's been shuttled dutifully from her late father's home to that of her brother and his family, where she becomes the quiet ...
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- Lolly Willowes: Feminism, Witchcraft, Scones | Bad Reputation
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- Dr Tony Shaw: Sylvia Townsend Warner: Lolly Willowes (1926)
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- Lolly Willowes or The Loving Huntsman ? Sylvia Townsend Warner ...
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- Your Black Magic Library: Lolly Willowes and I Await the Devil's ...
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- Lolly Willowes ? Sylvia Townsend Warner | bibliobeth
A room without books is like a body without a soul.? - Cicero (by bibliobeth)
- Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman
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- Lolly Texting | maldita lengua
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- Lolly Willowes | Tales from the Reading Room
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- Review: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner | Alex In Leeds
Lolly Willowes is deeply, wonderfully unconventional. It's a heart-warming and enchanting tale about a woman who breaks free from her family and society's expectations to run away, live in the country, meet the Devil and ...
- The Akeing Heart | Vulpes Libris
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- Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner | The Adventures of an ...
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- Lolly Willowes, Sylvia Townsend Warner | Musings from the sofa
Laura Willowes, chatting with the Devil: But you say, 'Come here, my bird! I will give you the dangerous black night to stretch your wings in, and poisonous berries to feed on, and a nest made of bones and thorns, perched high ...