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Dame Cicily Isabel Fairfield DBE (21 December 1892 – 15 March 1983), known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. An author who wrote in many genres, West reviewed books for The Times, the New York Herald Tribune, the Sunday Telegraph, and The New Republic, and she was a correspondent for The Bookman. Her major works include Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), on the history and culture of Yugoslavia; A Train of Powder (1955), her coverage of the Nuremberg trials, published originally in The New Yorker; The Meaning of Treason (1949), later The New Meaning of Treason (1964), a study of the trial of the British fascist William Joyce and others; The Return of the Soldier (1918), a modernist World War I novel; and the "Aubrey trilogy" of autobiographical novels, The Fountain Overflows (1956), This Real Night (published posthumously in 1984), and Cousin Rosamund (1985). Time called her "indisputably the world's number one woman writer" in 1947. She was made CBE in 1949,56The London Gazette57, 3 June 1949, Supplement: 38628, p. 2804. and DBE in 1959,58The London Gazette59, 30 December 1958, Supplement: 41589, p. 10. in each case, the citation reads: "writer and literary critic". She took the pseudonym "Rebecca West" from the rebellious young heroine in Rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen. She was a recipient of the Benson Medal.

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London, Sunday Telegraph [1963]
by West, Rebecca, 1892-1983
Harmondsworth, Eng. : Penguin Books in association with Jonathan Cape, 1956
by West, Rebecca, 1892-1983
London [England] : Pan Books in association with Macmillan, 1969
by West, Rebecca, 1892-1983
Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1967]
Uniform title: Correspondence. Selections
by West, Rebecca, 1892-1983
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000
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