Rebecca West

1892 - 1983

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Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic, and travel writer. An author who wrote in many genres, West reviewed books for The Times, the New York Herald Tribune, The Sunday Telegraph, and The New Republic, and she was a correspondent for The Bookman. Her major works include Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), on the history and culture of Yugoslavia; A Train of Powder (1955), her coverage of the Nuremberg trials, published originally in The New Yorker; The Meaning of Treason (first published as a magazine article in 1945 and then expanded to the book in 1947), later The New Meaning of Treason (1964), a study of the trial of the British fascist William Joyce and others; The Return of the Soldier (1918), a modernist World War I novel; and the "Aubrey trilogy" of autobiographical novels, The Fountain Overflows (1956), This Real Night (published posthumously in 1984), and Cousin Rosamund (1985). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rebecca West has received more than 514,528 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Rebecca West is the 2,279th most popular writer (up from 2,300th in 2019), the 1,752nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,737th in 2019) and the 195th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Rebecca West ranks 2,279 out of 5,755Before her are John Kennedy Toole, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Phan Bội Châu, Jean Raspail, Elisabeth of Schönau, and Paschasius Radbertus. After her are William Beckford, Johann Karl August Musäus, Audre Lorde, Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Terence McKenna, and Wieland Wagner.

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Among people born in 1892, Rebecca West ranks 115Before her are Takeo Takagi, Mahidol Adulyadej, George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, Richard Aldington, Herman Potočnik, and Alfred Lunt. After her are Reiner Stahel, Karl Lennart Oesch, Roberto Farinacci, Carl Panzram, Henry Darger, and Mabel Normand. Among people deceased in 1983, Rebecca West ranks 80Before her are Jean Rey, Ferenc Plattkó, Sharof Rashidov, Lamberto Maggiorani, John Vorster, and Bernard Vukas. After her are Josep Lluís Sert, Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt, Ibrahim Abboud, Hennes Weisweiler, Eric Hoffer, and Louison Bobet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Rebecca West ranks 1,752 out of 7,765Before her are William Sealy Gosset (1876), John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), John Hughlings Jackson (1835), Julian of Norwich (1342), Tom Ellis (1978), and Randolph Churchill (1911). After her are William Beckford (1760), Elizabeth Tudor (1492), Jeremy Corbyn (1949), Robert Blake (1599), The Edge (1961), and William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Rebecca West ranks 195Before her are Richard Aldington (1892), Tobias Smollett (1721), Robert Southey (1774), Noël Coward (1899), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), and John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647). After her are William Beckford (1760), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), George Whitefield (1714), Orderic Vitalis (1075), Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878), and James Boswell (1740).