Storm Jameson

Ashlie Sponenberg (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
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Author of more than fifty novels, Storm Jameson expressed in her memoirs a “deep unrealized contempt for novel-writing as a serious use for energy and intellect”. “Serious” for Jameson meant “politically engaged”. Throughout her career she experimented with genre and style to find forms suitable to her passionate interests in socialism, anti-Fascism, international politics, and exile. Her critical essays and journalism also attest to her political commitments. The height of her popularity was from the 1920s through the 1940s. Later critical acclaim followed the publication of her two-volume memoir,

Journey from the North

, in 1969-1970, and the reprinting in the mid-1980s of much of her inter-war fiction. Posthumously, Jameson is recognised as one of the more important British…

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Citation: Sponenberg, Ashlie. "Storm Jameson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 June 2002 [, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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