EBOOK READ (Dorothy L Sayers A Careless Rage for Life) ¼ David Coomes
This is the third last and most recent of the three biographies of Dorothy Sayers I acuired to read in order to ave a solid framework in which to enjoy perusal of Dangerous Heat her letters First published in 1992 it s concise and sympathetic than Brabazon s opus Coomes calls Brabazon magisterial which I think is wonderfully apt though youave to think about it a bit Things I enjoyed about this biography lengthy but Birds, Beasts, and Bandits highly appropriate uotations from Sayers own writings nice little photo section no apparent axes to grind on the author s part solid apparatus selective bibliography good notes index Thing I regretted about this biography the Wimsey years and discussion of the mystery novels were pretty much crushed into one chapter Coomes may feel that since they were crushed into one chapter of Sayers actual life that s appropriate but folks like me are coming at this biography from pretty much one direction the mysteries so I think a biographer could afford to err on the side of expansiveness when discussing them However I m not disposed to belabour this point perhaps if I dig out my copy of Hone s Literary Biography I ll find that Hone did everything that needed doing on that front It s been decades since I read that oneAnyway thanks to all this biography reading I feel as if I know Dorothy Leigh Sayers about as well as anybody could who didn tave the good fortune to cross paths with er in life and I thank Mr Coomes for is gentle unsensational even tempered recounting of the story A balanced thoughtful biography I enjoyed the many lengthy excerpts from Sayers letters and writings I too came to Sayers through The Accidental Startup her mysteries my only regret with this book is that the Wimsey years are very much condensed into one small section but as another reviewer pointed out this would be in line withow Sayers life was concerned with them one short period with a long and productive literary period of various stage and religious projects after the mysteries made Sayers much financially secureI would The Man in the High Castle highly recommend this book to those interested in Dorothy L Sayers fascinating and rather tragic background she was in many ways a woman whoad everything except what she most desired to paraphrase one of Essays from the Visit of Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas to Heidelberg her descriptions of Lord Peterimself Not what I expected this is of a bio of all she authored not a personal story but so well done I still recommend it I A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires have never reader work and now I will I m a bit puzzled about what to write about this book It definitely wasn t what I was oping for and was therefore rather disappointing Intrinsically owever it still wasn t great There are a LOT of generalizations that are unexplained about things DLS said or did or felt and while it s great that Mr Coomes read so very much of DLS s correspondence as part of Naturalistless his research it wouldave been nice if e d synthesized some of it rather than uoting from the letters in pages long chunksI actually found a fairly significant portion of those letters completely impenetrable Part of that was a lack of context and part of it seems to ave been stylistic which is odd since I love Sayers writing style when she was writing fiction Most of the effort in this book seems to Babys Mealtime have gone into trying to understand DLS s life long intellectual struggle wither faith I actually couldn t The Miracle Equation have cared less about that aspect ofer life Additionally The Dawn of Modern Thought her letter writing about the topic was always uite rightfully I m sure since it wase. This biography of the novelist Dorothy Leigh Sayers the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels brings out the spiritual pilgrimage and struggle at the eart of Sayers' life story The author who draws on thousands of let.
EBOOK READ (Dorothy L Sayers A Careless Rage for Life) ¼ David Coomes
R correspondence uite eavily reliant on a fairly deep knowledge of Christian theology I Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man have almost zero knowledge of Christian theology and certainly not enough to understand the finer points Sayers wrote about both in letters and in the plays she wrote for radio and various church benefits ETA in a similar vein to the lack of synthesis Mr Coomes provides no theological information or context for the readers who might need it ande never bothers to explain why this area is so critical to Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, him in understanding Sayers Yes I get that it was a big part ofer life but Coomes doesn t balance it with other partsNear the end of the book Coomes mentions that all Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 her friends remember DLS as being enormous fun to be around Coomes never showed me that woman As a result I come away unimpressed by both the book and its subject A bit of a surprising read if only because I knew so very little about its subject at the start I dad the Wimsey novels recommended to me in college especially Gaudy Night and Goethean Science had read several and considered them a pleasant way to pass an idleour I Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! had no idea that Sayerserself Digital Crossroads had been such a polymath she was fluent in several languages and taughterself to decipher the Tuscan dialect of Dante s Divine Comedy in order to read it in its original and translate it into English or that much of er later career was made up of writing on Christian subjects Indeed she was an admirer of GK Chesterton a trait ever swift to endear someone to me and a friend and correspondent of CS Lewis and Charles Williams making er something of an The Einstein Theory of Relativity honorary Inkling I will definitely be seeking out some ofer later scholastic and apologetic works in future I am not very fond of biographies but I thought this a good one perhaps because it spends uite a bit of time with Sayers s writings I especially enjoyed the last part How to Negotiate Your First Job her translation of Dante She was definitely the one who taught me Dante I absolutely love the Lord Peter Wimsey novels but Iave never known much about the author This book really opened my eyes about er Part of the fun of this book was ow the author wove Sayers books and plays into the biography because so much of Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, her writingas autobiographical bits in it I also loved that even though the book was written by a man it was read by a woman I listened to this on The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore hoopla and a feminine narrator was uite fitting because so many of Sayers letters were part of the book Sayers was a complex person She was the daughter of a minister attended Oxfordad a child out of wedlock then married a man who would not live with Suggestions for Marketing Small Timber her son so she paid someone else to raiseer son She New Exploration had a lucrative job at an advertising agency for years After she wrote the Wimsey novels the BBC askeder to write a Christmas play for their Children s Hour the result was The Mind of the Maker and this seemed to turn The Shaping of Western Civilization her life toward theological writing She wrote plays and wrestled mightily wither faith Her crowning achievement was a translation of Dante s Divine Comedy Sayers personality also comes through in this biography She was uite intelligent passionate about er work a loyal friend not one to shy from a debate over something she felt strongly about After reading this book I feel that Lord Peter Wimsey is just a peek into the person Sayers was I ope to read of what she The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles has written and maybe even take a trip to the Marion E Wade Center in Wheaton which collects Sayers writings along with ot. Ters Sayers wrote revealser to be a complex woman Sayers was a very private person who even Medicine and Religion hid the existence of an illegitimate child fromer closest friends She was also someone to whom faith was central and wrote many theological books as well as the famous.
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Her writers of The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, her time I wouldighly recommend this biography to anyone who wants to know about Dorothy L Sayers First I Valentino hate the star system Would I rate my children by giving them stars SheeshOkay I read this book because I found it while cleaning out my mother s apartment talk about books yes she s fine Sheas moved to a smaller placeand inside the dust jacket I read that Sayers was terrified of emotion Emotion and the dance of freeze thaw that people do with it is my writing obsession I ad to read it Since I spent my childhood sneaking around in my mother s diaries looking for a sign of an actual person it seemed appropriate to read a biography in which the author relies on the subject s letters to create a sense of er life It s there Coomes does a good job of bringing the inner life of the Shunned highly cerebral Dorothy Sayers to the page no small feat considering thater closest friends didn t know until she died that she ad an illegitimate son After spending time in er story I almost understood whywith great sympathy for John Anthony Biggest uibble Coomes doesn t examine Oba, the Last Samurai her relationship wither son Why not To me that s a big oversight Still the book enlarged my understanding of why people build the walls they do Coomes study of Dorothy L Sayers life rings uite true from what I Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, have read ofer and by er Another reviewer took issue with the uality of the sound production other than one instance of a telephone eard uite clearly in the background this version seemed uite good The narration by Wanda McCaddon with The Wood Demon her British accent lent a sense of authority to the storyline Until this time around Iad missed the fact that Sayers own outlook on First Shapes her life s work sawer most fond of er work in the translation of the works of Dante Has motivated me to look again into listen to Sayers The Mind of The Maker Well worth your time to understand some of the life of England through the war years although this work does not go deeply into what that life was like CS Lewis Charles Williams JRR Tolkein you may be familiar with but you may be unsure about Dorothy L Sayers a woman committed to the pursuit of truth and the ighest standards 221 Her pursuit of truth wove together all the various strands of Max and the Tom Cats (More Bob Books for Young Readers, Set II, Book 8) her work essays letters drama detective novels and As a result Sayers was a woman of great scholarship talent Christian faith and above all commitment to truth 221 Shortly afterer death CS Lewis wrote For all she did and was for courage and Ancient World honesty for the richly feminine ualities which showed through a part and manner superficially masculine and ever gleefully ogreish let us thank the Author who inventeder 221 Sayers was an extremely entertaining and delightful companion What made Fighter her so waser careless rage for life which revealed itself in the tensions mostly creative between combativeness and vulnerability between a knock about style and a devout seriousness between bombast and frailty 222Reviews of the biography must focus on the subject because David Coomes captures Събрани разкази, Том 5 her as a brilliant student controversial apologist witty bawdy intolerant of fools the woman terrified of emotion who is revealed through thousands of letters she wrote Her Christian faith was the overarching force iner life and work Coomes allows Sayers to speak in The Real James Herriot her own voice ase uotes extensively from er letters The biography is rich but sometimes slow What an introduction to an incredible writer. Detective novels Her radio play on the life of Christ The Man Born to be King caused a furore when it was first broadcast and went on to win acclaim She was linked with the Inklings the group of writers which included CS Lewis Charles Williams JRR Tolkien and othe.