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Olivia ManningA Woman at War$

Deirdre David

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199609185

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199609185.001.0001

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(p.387) Bibliography

(p.387) Bibliography

Olivia Manning
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Published Works by Olivia Manning

‘The rose of rubies’ (‘Jacob Morrow’), Portsmouth Evening News, October 1929.

‘Here is murder’ (‘Jacob Morrow’), Portsmouth Evening News, November 1929.

‘The dark scarab’ (‘Jacob Morrow’), Portsmouth Evening News, December 1929.

‘The Sunwaite ghost,’ Hampshire Telegraph and Post, 29 December 1929.

‘A scantling of foxes’ (O. M. Manning), New Stories, Vol. 1, no. 5 (October–November 1934), Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

The Wind Changes, with a new Introduction by Isobel English, London: Virago Press, 1988 (1937).

‘The Irish coast and Portsmouth,’ The Palestine Post, 2 June 1944.

‘Poets in exile,’ Horizon, 10/58, October 1944, 270–9.

‘Against the past,’ The Palestine Post, 14 December 1945.

The Remarkable Expedition: The Story of Stanley’s Rescue of Emin Pasha from Equatorial Africa, New York: Atheneum, 1985 (1947); original US publication: The Reluctant Rescue, Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1947).

Growing Up: A Collection of Short Stories, London: William Heinemann, 1948.

Artist Among the Missing, London: William Heinemann, 1949.

The Dreaming Shore, London: Evans Brothers, 1950.

School for Love, London: William Heinemann, 1951.

A Different Face, London: William Heinemann, 1953.

The Doves of Venus, London: William Heinemann, 1955.

My Husband Cartwright: With Illustrations by Len Deighton, London: William Heinemann, 1956.

The Great Fortune, London: Arrow Books, 2004 (1960).

‘Buried alive,’ The Times, 6 November 1961.

The Spoilt City, London: Arrow Books, 2004 (1962).

‘The once beautiful Eliza,’ Heathside Book of Hampstead and Highgate, ed. Ian Norrie, London: High Hill Books, 1962, 3–8.

‘Speaking of writing,’ The Times, 30 January 1964 (interview with Olivia Manning).

(p.388) ‘The dark side of the world,’ Transatlantic Review (Spring 1964), 101–5.

Friends and Heroes, London: Arrow Books, 2004 (1965).

‘Cairo: back from the blue,’ Sunday Times Magazine, 17 September 1967, 46–55.

Extraordinary Cats, London: Michael Joseph, 1967.

A Romantic Hero, and Other Stories, London: William Heinemann, 1967.

Introduction and notes, Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey, London: Pan Books, 1968.

The Play Room, William Heinemann, 1969.

Introduction, Romanian Short Stories, The World’s Classics Series, London: Oxford University Press, 1971, pp. vi–xiv.

The Rain Forest, William Heinemann, 1974.

‘Books I have read,’ Bookmarks, ed. Frederic Raphael, London: Jonathan Cape, 1975, 116–24.

‘Voyages around my father,’ The Times, 24 May 1975.

The Danger Tree, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977.

The Battle Lost and Won, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978.

The Sum of Things, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980.

Unpublished Material by Olivia Manning

‘Guests at a marriage,’ 1941, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

‘Let me tell you before I forget,’ Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

‘Soon to be forgotten,’ Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

Archival Material

‘As I was walking down Bristol Street,’ BBC Television documentary narrated by David Lodge, 1983, Media Archive for Central England.

BBC Written Archives Centre, Caversham.

BBC Sound Archives, British Library.

Correspondence of William Gerhardie, Cambridge University Library.

Francis King Correspondence/Olivia Manning, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

‘Never a day without a line,’ BBC Radio 3, 21 November 1981, British Library Sound Archives, T4584R (Derek Mahon, Neville Braybrooke, Kay Dick, Isobel English, Roy Foster, Victoria Glendinning, Francis King, R. D. Smith, Anna Massey (reader)).

Olivia Manning Collection/Correspondence, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

Olivia Manning Collection, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

The Olivia Manning Papers, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa.

(p.389) Oral History of the British Council, British Library Sound Archives.

‘Poetry Now,’ selected and introduced by R. D. Smith, British Library Sound Archives, PR66TR C1.

The Stevie Smith Papers, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa.

Other Works

Allen, Walter, As I Walked Down New Grub Street, London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1981.

Allen, Walter, Tradition and Dream: A Critical Survey of British and American Fiction from the 1920s to the Present Day, Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1965 (1964).

Andras, Carmen, ‘In-betweenness and intermediality in British images of inter-war Bucharest (1930–1939),’ New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies, ed. Carmen Andras, Aachen: Shaker Publishing, 2010.

Banham, Mary, and Hillier, Bevis, eds., A Tonic to the Nation: The Festival of Britain 1951, London: Thames and Hudson, 1976.

Barbera, Jack, and McBrien, William, Stevie: A Biography of Stevie Smith, London: William Heinemann, 1985.

Beaton, Cecil, Near East, London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1943.

Beauman, Nicola, The Other Elizabeth Taylor, London: Persephone, 2009.

Birkett, Jennifer, Margaret Storm Jameson: A Life, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Bolton, Jonathan, Personal Landscapes: British Poets in Egypt during the Second World War, New York: St Martin’s Press, 1997.

Bowen, Elizabeth, The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981.

Bowen, Elizabeth, People, Places, Things, essays edited with an introduction by Allan Hepburn, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

Bowen, Roger. ‘“The artist at his papers”: Durrell, Egypt, and the poetry of exile,’ Twentieth-Century Literature, 33/4, Lawrence Durrell Issue, Part II (Winter 1987), 465–84.

Bowen, Roger, ‘“Monologue for a Cairo evening”: A cultural landscape in wartime,’ London Magazine, December 1982/January 1983, 50–60.

Braybrooke, Neville, and Braybrooke, June, Olivia Manning: A Life. London: Chatto and Windus, 2004.

Brittain, Vera, Lady into Woman: A History of Women from Victoria to Elizabeth II, New York: Macmillan, 1953.

Burgess, Anthony, The Novel Now: A Guide to Contemporary Fiction, New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1967.

Connell, John, The House by Herod’s Gate, London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1947.

Conrad, Joseph, The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’ and Typhoon and Other Stories, London: J. M. Dent, 1964 (1897; 1903).

(p.390) Conrad, Joseph, Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether, London: J. M. Dent, 1967 (1902).

Cooper, Artemis, Cairo in the War, 1939–1945, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989.

Croft-Cooke, Rupert, The Verdict of You All, London: Secker and Warburg, 1955.

Cusk, Rachel, Introduction to Olivia Manning, Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy, New York: New York Review of Books, 2010.

Dick, Kay, Friends and Friendship: Conversations and Reflections, London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1974.

Donaldson, Frances, The British Council: The First Fifty Years, London: Jonathan Cape, 1984.

Drabble, Margaret, Angus Wilson: A Biography, London: Secker and Warburg, 1995.

English, Isobel, Introduction to Olivia Manning, The Doves of Venus (with Rosamond Lehmann, The Weather in the Streets, introduction Janet Watts; Antonia White, Frost in May, introduction Elizabeth Bowen), London: Virago Press, 1986.

Farrell, J. G., J. G. Farrell in his Own Words: Selected Letters and Diaries, ed. Lavinia Graecen, Cork: Cork University Press, 2009.

Fuller, Roy, ‘The end of the forties,’ The Sewanee Review, 99/2 (Spring 1991), 274–81.

Garfield, Simon, ed., Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Post-War Britain, London: Ebury Press, 2005.

Hamilton, Patrick, Hangover Square, New York: Europa Editions, 2006 (1941).

Hamilton, Patrick, The Slaves of Solitude, New York: New York Review of Books, 2007 (1947).

Hammond, Andrew, ‘“The Red threat”: Cold War rhetoric and the British novel,’ The Balkans and the West: Constructing the European Other, 1945–2003, ed. Andrew Hammond, London: Ashgate, 2004, 40–56.

Hartley, Jenny, Millions Like Us: British Women’s Fiction of the Second World War, London: Virago Press, 1997.

Hassan, Fayza, ‘A betrayal of history,’ Al-Ahram Weekly, 30 December 1995–5 January 2000, no. 462.

Hassan, Fayza, ‘In search of Amy,’ Al-Ahram Weekly, 30 March–5 April 2006, no. 788.

Hennessy, Peter, Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties, London: Allen Lane, 2006.

Hennessy, Peter, Never Again 1945–1951, New York: Pantheon Books, 1993.

Hensher, Philip, ‘The lady’s not for exhuming,’ The Spectator, 30 October 2004.

Heppenstall, Rayner, The Master Eccentric: The Journals of Rayner Heppenstall 1969–81, ed. Jonathan Goodman, London: Allison and Busby, 1986.

(p.391) Heron, Liz, Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing up in the Fifties, London: Virago, 1985.

Hewison, Robert, Under Siege: Literary Life in London, 1939–1945, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977.

Hodgson, Vere, Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson 1940–45, London: Persephone Books, 1999.

Holroyd, Michael, ‘Tepid tea and raspberry jam,’ The Times, 28 February 1981.

Hornsey, Richard, The Spiv and the Architect: Unruly Life in Postwar London, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Howard, Elizabeth Jane, Slipstream: A Memoir, London: Pan Books, 2002.

Judt, Tony, Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945, New York: Penguin Books, 2006.

King, Francis, Yesterday Came Suddenly: An Autobiography, London: Constable, 1993.

Koven, Seth, ‘Borderlands: Women, voluntary action, and child welfare in Britain, 1840–1914,’ Mothers of a New World: Maternalist Politics and the Origins of Welfare States, ed. Seth Koven and Sonya Michel, New York: Routledge, 1993.

Kynaston, David, Austerity Britain: 1945–1951, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007.

Kynaston, David, Family Britain: 1951–1957. New York: Walker and Co., 2009.

Lassner, Phyllis, Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Layton-Henry, Zig, The Politics of Immigration: Immigration, ‘Race’, and ‘Race Relations’ in Post-War Britain. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1992.

Leader, Zachary, The Life of Kingsley Amis, New York: Pantheon, 2006.

Lessing, Doris. Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of my Autobiography, 1949–1962, London: Harper Collins, 1997.

Liddell, Robert, ‘Notes on Ivy Compton-Burnett,’ Twentieth-Century Literature, 25/2 (Summer 1979), 135–52.

Livezeanu, Irinia, Review of Luminita Machedon and Ernie Scoffham, Romanian Modernism: The Architecture of Bucharest, 1920–1940, Slavic Review, 61/22 (Summer 2002), 388–9.

Lutyens, Elisabeth, A Goldfish Bowl, London: Cassell, 1972.

Machedon, Luminita, and Scoffham, Ernie, Romanian Modernism: The Architecture of Bucharest, 1920–1940, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1999.

MacKay, Marina, and Stonebridge, Lyndsey, eds., British Fiction after Modernism: The Novel at Mid-Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

MacNeice, Louis, Collected Poems, ed. E. R. Dodds, London: Faber and Faber, 1979.

MacNeice, Louis, Letters of Louis MacNeice, ed. Jonathan Allison, London: Faber and Faber, 2010.

(p.392) MacNeice, Louis, The Strings are False: An Unfinished Autobiography, London: Faber and Faber, 1982 (1965).

Marcus, Laura, and Nicholls, Peter, eds., The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Mengham, Rod, ‘The thirties: Politics, authority, perspective,’ The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Literature, ed. Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 359–78.

Montgomery, Bernard, The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Montgomery of Alamein, K.G., Barnsley: Pen and Sword Military, 2007 (1958).

Mooney, Harry J., Jr., ‘Olivia Manning: Witness to history,’ Twentieth-Century Women novelists, ed. Thomas F. Staley, Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble Books, 1982, 39–60.

Morris, Robert K., ‘Olivia Manning’s Fortunes of War: Breakdown in the Balkans, love and death in the Levant,’ British Novelists since 1900, ed. Jack I. Biles, New York: AMS Press, 1987.

Munton, Alan, English Fiction of the Second World War, London: Faber and Faber, 1989.

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Patmore, Derek Invitation to Roumania, London: Macmillan & Co., 1939.

Patten, Eve, ‘Olivia Manning, imperial refugee, That Island Never Found: Essays and Poems for Terence Brown, ed. Nicholas Allen and Eve Patten, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007.

Phillips, Mike, and Phillips, Trevor, Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain, London: HarperCollins, 1999.

Piette, Adam, ‘World War II: contested Europe,’ The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Literature, ed. Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, 417–35.

Pixner, Stef, ‘The oyster and the shadow,’ Truth, Dare or Promise: Girls Growing up in the Fifties, ed. Liz Heron, London: Virago Press, 1985.

Popescu, Carmen, Review of Luminita Machedon and Ernie Scoffham, Romanian Modernism: The Architecture of Bucharest, 1920–1940, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 59/3 (September 2000), 403–5.

Porter, Ivor, Operation Autonomous: With SOE in Wartime Romania, London: Chatto and Windus, 1989.

Pritchett, V. S., ‘Letter from London,’ New York Times, 8 May 1949.

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(p.393) Salwak, Dale, and Amis, Kingsley, ‘An interview with Kingsley Amis,’ Contemporary Literature, 16/1 (Winter 1975), 1–18.

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Shoumatoff, Alex, African Madness, New York: A. A. Knopf, 1988.

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Thirkell, Angela, Love Among the Ruins, London: Moyer Bell, 1947.

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