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Pritchett, V. S. (Victor Sawdon), 1900-1997



  • Existence: 1900 - 1997

Victor Sawdon Pritchett, born in Ipswich, England, December 16, 1900, started his literary career as a freelance journalist in the 1920s. He served as literary critic for the New Statesman from 1928-1965, and achieved fame as a reviewer, essayist, short story writer, and novelist. For many years he wrote a weekly column for the New Statesman called "Books in General". He received the Royal Society of Literature Award for his autobiography, A Cab at the Door (London, 1968).

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V.S. Pritchett Collection

Identifier: MS17
Scope and Contents The following collection consists of the corrected manuscripts and typescripts for a group of essays, mostly written as book reviews for the New Statesman between 1970 and 1972. Pritchett writes about books by such authors as Graham Greene, E.M. Forster, Richard Ellmann, Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, Walker Percy, Jorge Luis Borges, and Norman Mailer. Included as well are the drafts of essays on short story writing, satire and tourists. Note: Nearly all holograph manuscripts and...
Dates: 1969 - 1972