[EBOOK ¸ Dorothy L Sayers A Careless Rage for Life] by David Coomes – thetributepages.co.uk
David Coomes Î 8 CharactersRough her mysteries my only 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life regret with this book is that the Wimsey years are very much condensed into one small section but as anothereviewer pointed out this would be in line with how Sayers life was concerned with them one short period with a long and productive literary period of various stage and eligious projects after the mysteries made Sayers much financially secureI would highly ecommend this book to those interested in Dorothy L Sayers fascinating and ather tragic background she was in many ways a woman who had everything except what she most
Desired To Paraphrase Oneto paraphrase one her descriptions of Lord Peter himself First I hate the star system Would I ate my children by giving them stars SheeshOkay I ead this book because I found it while cleaning out my mother s apartment talk about books yes she s fine She has moved to a smaller placeand inside the dust jacket I ead that Sayers was terrified of emotion Emotion and the dance
"of freeze thaw that people do with it is my writing obsession I "freeze thaw that people do with it is my writing obsession I to ead 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 ead a biography in which the author elies on the subject s letters to create a sense of her life It s there Coomes does a good job of bringing the inner life of the highly cerebral Dorothy Sayers to the page no small feat considering that her closest friends didn t know until she died that she had an illegitimate son After spending time in her story I almost understood whywith great sympathy for John Anthony Biggest uibble Coomes doesn t examine her elationship with her son Why not To me that s a big oversight Still the book enlarged my understanding of why people build the walls they do I m a bit puzzled about what to write about. Ters Sayers wrote eveals her to be a complex woman Sayers was a very private person who even hid the existence of an illegitimate child from her closest friends She was also someone to whom faith was central and wrote many theological books as well as the famous. ,
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 # but you may be unsure about Dorothy L Sayers a woman committed to the pursuit of truth and the standards
221 HER PURSUIT OF TRUTH WOVEHer pursuit of truth wove all the various strands of her work essays letters drama detective novels and As a esult Sayers was a woman of great scholarship talent Christian faith and above all commitment to truth 221 Shortly after her death CS Lewis wrote For all she did and was for courage and honesty for the ichly feminine ualities which showed through a part and manner superficially masculine and ever gleefully ogreish let us thank the Author who invented her 221 Sayers was an extremely entertaining and delightful companion What made her so was her careless age for life which evealed 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 her as a brilliant student controversial apologist witty bawdy intolerant of fools the woman terrified of emotion who is evealed through thousands of letters she wrote Her Christian faith was the overarching force in her life and work Coomes allows Sayers to speak in her own voice as he uotes extensively from her letters The biography is ich but sometimes slow What her own voice as he uotes extensively from her letters The biography is ich but sometimes slow What introduction to an incredible writer 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 her translation of Dante She was definitely the one who taught me Dante A balanced thoughtful biography I enjoyed the many lengthy excerpts from Sayers letters and writings I too came to Sayers th. 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 heart of Sayers' life story The author who draws on thousands of let. .
This book It definitely wasn t what I was hoping for and was therefore ather disappointing Intrinsically
However It Still Wasn Tit still wasn t 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 ead so very much of DLS s correspondence as part of his esearch it would have been nice if he d synthesized some of it ather than uoting from the letters in pages long chunksI actually found a
"Fairly Significant Portion Of Those "significant portion of those completely impenetrable Part of that was a lack of context and part of it seems to have been stylistic which is odd since
I Love Sayers Writing Stylelove Sayers writing style she was writing fiction Most of the effort in this book seems to have gone into trying to understand DLS s life long intellectual struggle with her faith I actually couldn t have cared less about that aspect of her life Additionally her letter writing about the topic was always uite ightfully I m sure since it was her correspondence uite heavily eliant on a fairly deep knowledge of Christian theology I 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 adio and various church benefits ETA in a similar vein to the lack of synthesis Mr Coomes provides no theological information or context for the eaders who might need it and he never bothers to explain why this area is so critical to him in understanding Sayers Yes I get that it was a big part of her life but Coomes doesn t balance it with other partsNear the end of the book Coomes mentions that all her friends emember DLS as being enormous fun to be around Coomes never showed me that woman As a esult I come away unimpressed by both the book and its subject. Detective novels Her adio 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.