(PDF/EBOOK) [Dorothy L Sayers A Careless Rage for Life] BY David Coomes
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 rightfully I m sure since it was her correspondence uite heavily reliant on a fairly deep knowledge of Christian theology I have almost zero knowledge of Christian theology and certainly not nough to understand the finer points Sayers wrote about both in letters and in the plays she wrote for radio and various church benefits ETA in a similar vein to the lack of synthesis Mr Coomes provides no theological information or context for the readers who might need it and he never bothers to Dark Awakening 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 thend of the book Coomes mentions that all her friends remember DLS as being normous fun to be around Coomes never showed me that woman As a result I come away unimpressed by both the book and its subject A bit of a surprising read if only because I knew so very little about its subject at "the start I d had the Wimsey novels recommended to me in college specially Gaudy Night and had read several and "start I d had the Wimsey novels recommended to me in college
especially Gaudy Night and had read several and them a pleasant way to pass an idle hour I had Gaudy Night and had read several and them a pleasant way to pass an idle hour I had idea that Sayers herself had been such a polymath she was fluent in several languages and taught herself to decipher the Tuscan dialect of Dante s Divine Comedy in order to read it in its original and translate it into English or that much of her later career was made up of writing on Christian subjects Indeed she was an admirer of GK Chesterton a trait Family Men ever swift tondear someone to me and a friend and correspondent of CS Lewis and Charles Williams making her something of an honorary Inkling I will definitely be seeking out some of her later scholastic and apologetic works in future 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 Creative Participation especiallynjoyed the last part her translation of Dante She was definitely the one who taught me Dante I absolutely love the Lord Peter Wimsey novels but I have never known much about the author This book really opened my Sabina Spielrein eyes about her Part of the fun of this book was how the author wove Sayers books and plays into the biography because so much of her writing has autobiographical bits in it I also loved thatven though the book was written by a man it was read by a woman I listened to this on hoopla and a feminine narrator was uite fitting because so many of Sayers letters were part of the book Sayers was a complex person She was the daughter of a minister attended Oxford had a child out of wedlock then married a man who would not live with her son so she paid someone Cognitive Radio Networks else to raise her son She had a lucrative job at an advertising agency for years After she wrote the Wimsey novels the BBC asked her to write a Christmas play for their Children s Hour the result was The Mind of the Maker and this seemed to turn her life toward theological writing She wrote plays and wrestled mightily with. Ters Sayers wrote reveals her to be a complex woman Sayers was a very private person whoven hid the xistence 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. Her faith Her crowning achievement was a translation of Dante s Divine Comedy Sayers personality also comes through in this biography She was uite intelligent passionate about her work a loyal friend not one to shy from a debate over something she felt strongly about After reading this book I feel that Lord Peter Wimsey "IS JUST A PEEK INTO THE PERSON SAYERS WAS "just a peek into the person Sayers was hope to read of what She Has Written And has written and ven take a trip to the Marion E Wade Center in Wheaton which collects Sayers writings along with other writers of her time I would highly recommend this biography to anyone who wants to know about Dorothy L Sayers First I hate the star system Would I rate my children by giving them stars SheeshOkay I read 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 read that Sayers was terrified of motion Emotion and the dance of freeze thaw that people do with i Coomes study of Dorothy L Sayers life rings uite true from what I have read of her and by her Another reviewer took issue with the uality of the sound production other than one instance of a telephone heard uite clearly in the background this version seemed uite good The narration by Wanda McCaddon with her British accent lent a sense of authority to the storyline Until this time around I had missed the fact that Sayers own outlook on her life s work saw her most fond of her work in the translation of the works of Dante Has motivated me to look again into listen to Sayers The Mind of The Maker Well worth your time to understand some of the life of England through the war years although this work does not go deeply into what that life was like 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 highest standards 221 Her pursuit of truth wove together all the various strands of her work ssays letters drama detective novels and As a result 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 richly feminine ualities which showed through a part and manner superficially masculine and The Time It Never Rained ever gleefully ogreish let us thank the Author who invented her 221 Sayers was anxtremely The Child of the Soul and Other Stories entertaining and delightful companion What made her so was her careless rage for life which revealed 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 ofmotion who is revealed 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 xtensively from her letters The biography is rich but sometimes slow What an introduction to an incredible writer. Detective novels Her radio 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.
Free read ¶ PDF, Book or Kindle PUB free ´ David CoomesThis is the third last and most recent of the three biographies of "Dorothy Sayers I Acuired "Sayers I acuired read in order to have a solid framework in which to njoy perusal of her letters First published in 1992 it s concise and sympathetic than Brabazon s opus Coomes calls Brabazon magisterial which I think is wonderfully apt though you have to think about it a bit Things I njoyed about this biography lengthy but highly appropriate uotations from Sayers own writings nice little
photo section no apparent axes to grind on the author s partsection no apparent axes to grind on the author s part apparatus selective bibliography good notes index Thing I regretted about this biography the Wimsey years and discussion of the mystery novels were pretty much crushed into one chapter Coomes may feel that since they were crushed into one chapter of Sayers actual life that s appropriate but folks like me are coming at this biography from pretty much one direction the mysteries so I think a biographer could afford to rr on the side of Gods and Heroes expansiveness when discussing them However I m not disposed to belabour this point perhaps if I dig out my copy of Hone s Literary Biography I ll find that Hone didverything that needed doing on that front It s been decades since I read that oneAnyway thanks to all this biography reading I feel as if I know Dorothy Leigh Sayers about as well as anybody could who didn t have the good fortune to cross paths with her in life and I thank Mr Coomes for his gentle unsensational Science, Technology and Culture even tempered recounting of the story A balanced thoughtful biography Injoyed the many lengthy No Beast So Fierce excerpts from Sayers letters and writings I too came to Sayers through her mysteries my only regret with this book is that the Wimsey years are very much condensed into one small section but as another reviewer 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 religious projects after the mysteries made Sayers much financially secureI would highly recommend this book to those interested in Dorothy L Sayers fascinating and rather tragic background she was in many ways a woman who hadverything xcept what she most desired to paraphrase one of her descriptions of Lord Peter himself Not what I xpected this is of a bio of all she authored not a personal story but so well done I still recommend it I have never read her work and now I will I m a bit puzzled about what to write about this book It definitely wasn t what I was hoping for and was therefore rather disappointing Intrinsically however it still wasn t great 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 read so very much of DLS s correspondence as part of his research it would have "been nice if he d synthesized some of it rather than uoting from the letters in pages "nice if he d synthesized some of it rather than uoting from the letters in pages chunksI actually found a fairly significant portion of those letters 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 style when she was writing fiction Most of the ffort in this book seems. 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.