The Letters of Dorothy L Sayers Vol II From Novelist to Playwright This second volume of Dorothy L Sayers covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age and the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey turns away from mystery writing to become

  • Title: The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers Vol II: 1937-1943: From Novelist to Playwright
  • Author: Dorothy L. Sayers Barbara Reynolds
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  • Page: 210
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  • This second volume of Dorothy L Sayers covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age and the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey turns away from mystery writing to become a playwright and, in turn, a controversial figure.Accused on the one hand of blasphemy, acclaimed on the other as one of the most influential lay theologians of her time, sThis second volume of Dorothy L Sayers covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age and the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey turns away from mystery writing to become a playwright and, in turn, a controversial figure.Accused on the one hand of blasphemy, acclaimed on the other as one of the most influential lay theologians of her time, she found herself drawn into a vast network of correspondence, dealing with a wide range of social concerns.These, after all, are the years of World War II, of air raids, threats of invasion, rationing, lack of domestic help, congested travel, and blackouts But there was no blackout in the creativity of Dorothy L Sayers in fact, this is the peak period f her creative endeavors seventeen plays, several books, innumerable articles and talks and hundreds of letters.The letters reveal the context of her published words and send the reader back to them with new understanding But the issues they raise are not merely those of her time many are startlingly topical, even today The letters take us behind the scenes of her thinking, activity, and personal life Here is an unknown Dorothy L Sayers, whose influence on her contemporaries and beyond has yet to be measured But at the same time, here is the Sayers whom we have always known and loved witty, engaging, creative, passionate, committed Barbara Reynolds, Dorothy L Sayers s acclaimed biographer, has selected and annotated these letters from the hundreds that Sayers wrote during one of the most fascinating times of her life.

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    One Reply to “The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers Vol II: 1937-1943: From Novelist to Playwright”

    1. Dorothy L Sayers was a remarkable woman. While she is best known as the creator of the aristocratic Golden Age literary detective Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers had an interesting and varied life both before and after she wrote the Wimsey novels. The daughter of a country clergyman, she was in the first group of women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University in 1920. (Sayers completed her studies at Somerville College in 1915, at a time when women were not awarded degrees). She worked as a trans [...]

    2. One needs to be interested in the minutiae of 'catholic' theology to appreciate this book. I was surprised that so few of her letters dealt with the war except for a couple about Winston Churchill and P.G. Wodehouse. Is this because she wrote none, or because the editor felt that they were not germane to the development of the author as a theologian/playwright?

    3. These are a wonderful glimpse into Sayers' life and mind, as well as much of her writing. I didn't want them to end!

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