Margaret Drabble British novelist, critic, biographer, editor, short story writer, dramatist, journalist, and screenplay writer. One of the first female novelists to take her themes from the growing feminist movement of the mid-twentieth century, Margaret Drabble is considered among the most accomplished British authors of the postwar period.
Her well-to-do Socialist parents left her a spacious flat while they are in a philanthropic mission in Africa and had raised her to be independent, so emancipated Rosamund possesses a self-detachment which effectively shields her from her own emotions.
A whole new world opens up to her after a half-hearted attempt at inducing a miscarriage she decides to have the baby even without a husband.
The unworldly child in her in need of guidance reveals itself in her novel experiences of pregnancy and early motherhood. She is endowed by the author with a fierce yet still a flawed sense of individualism and self-sufficiency, admirable nonetheless, in preferring to face her burdens head-on by her lonesome though help might be available for the asking.
Her pen dipped in acid, Drabble effectively narrates the harried experiences of unmarried mothers facing the assembly-line indifference of the National Health system, superbly balanced by the injection of wit, humor and satire into the pathos and near-tragic incidents.
There is an obvious relation between the emergence of the welfare state and the decline of the family, i. Rosamund would have been compelled to seek assistance from her family if not for the existence of a welfare state operating in Great Britain by then.
Harcourt Publishers, October More essays like this:In the short story "Hindspring" by Margaret Drabble, the author uses a great deal of imagery to create atmosphere in her story.
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In the short story "Hindspring" by Margaret Drabble, the author uses a great deal of imagery to create atmosphere in her story. Imagery in her story is used to create different feels in her writing. `the Millstone` By Margaret Drabble The Millstone by Marg art DrabbleBook ReportIntroductionThe Millstone is the third among 17 youngs of Margaret Drabble published in , The Millstone brings her a John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial evaluate Award in My hero: Doris Lessing by Margaret Drabble Doris would invite herself to lunch with me in Hampstead, when the mood took her. I never dared to say no Margaret Drabble.
Adapted from Hindspring by Margaret Drabble Emily Palmer is sent by her family to check the house of her missing grandmother, Frieda, in Exmoor (England). The fourteen stories in A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman are arranged chronologically from to This order displays the change in Margaret Drabble's approach to fiction in the s: a willingness to extend her subject and structure, to foreground somewhat the act of .
The British author Margaret Drabble, at 77, has bought herself a microscope. She’s begun writing a new novel, which includes a character who is an entomologist.