Rebecca West: Celebrity, Publicity, Memory
New York University, September 20-22, 2013
Although Rebecca West created a wide-ranging, original, and important body of work, her reputation has always been a matter of contestation. Indeed, to the frustration of scholars, her name remains linked to the better-known H.G. Wells, the lover of her youth and the father of her only child Anthony West, as recent books and films have shown (such as David Lodge's A Man of Parts and the Wells biopic War with the World).