It Goes with the Territory - Elaine Feinstein
15th April 2014 19:00
203-206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD
A prolific author of novels, poetry collections, plays, biographies and translations, Elaine Feinstein is one of the towering literary figures of the last few decades.
In this, her first memoir, she tells the story of her journey from a Jewish childhood in Leicester into the undergraduate world of post-war Cambridge, the excitement of friendships in the literary world and the tensions of a poet's writing life inside a long and sometimes painful marriage.
This book, however, is not only the intimate memoir of one of Britain's finest poets and novelists: it is also the story of a rapidly changing country and of an entire generation of authors.
Not just beautifully written, with all the power and grace of one of our leading English poets- but made the more remarkable by insights into the history of the poetic life in this country since the middle of the last century. It both illuminates, and moves to tears. Fay Weldon