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Rebecca West biography

Date of birth : 1892-12-21
Date of death : 1983-03-15
Birthplace : London, England
Nationality : English
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-06-15
Credited as : Author and literary critic, journalist, The Meaning of Treason

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Cicely Isabel Fairfield, known by her pen name Rebecca West was an English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer.

Rebecca West published her first novel in 1918, The Return of the Soldier. She is perhaps best known for her journalistic studies of the Nazi war crimes trials in Nuremberg: The Meaning of Treason (1947) and A Train of Powder (1955). In 1959 West was made a Dame of the British Empire, and in the late 1970s she gained new popularity, thanks largely to the feminist movement.

West famously had love affairs with movie star Charlie Chaplin, author H.G. Wells and businessman and politician Lord Beaverbrook (William Aitken).


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