"Intelligent" Liberalism : The Affirmations and Antipathies of Rebecca West

  • Peter BAEHR (Speaker)

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In this talk, Peter Baehr describes Rebecca West’s distinctive brand of liberalism. Over a life that spanned two centuries and seventy-one years of literary production, Rebecca West (1892-1983) was an author of remarkable versatility. Today she is most often recalled for her novels, short stories, literary criticism and autobiographically laced travelogues. But Rebecca West was also a political writer of astonishing verve: resourceful, combative and impelled by a strong sense of responsibility for the commonwealth.
Period28 Jan 2020
Held atWellesley College, United States, Massachusetts