Talk:Rebecca West

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one of the foremost public intellectuals of the twentieth century[edit]

Ridiculous POV.

old comments[edit]

Rebecca West was born December, 21st

My understanding is that the full and correct quote ends, "...differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute."

Personally, I do wish Ms. West had been more gracious toward sex workers, but I don't condone Bowdlerization through convenient ommission. {unsigned}

Methinks unsigned there wishes all past history to be in alignment with their 21st century ideology. Perhaps they missed the fact that one major reason West's work is so powerful is that, unlike many other writers, she is not afraid of taking a stance and being open and honest with her opinions rather than biting her tongue so as not to potentially offended anyone. Kirkesque (talk) 01:54, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

I realize I'm coming to this discussion belatedly, Kirkesque, but I suggest you read "unsigned's" comment again, more carefully. With all due respect, you seem to have completely missed the point.Jcejhay (talk) 12:29, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Mention in the press[edit]

This article was mentioned in the press. [1] -- Stbalbach 13:53, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Copyright problem[edit]


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I disambiguated the link to The Bookman based on this Google Books result. Not sure why it was sitting around for almost two years when a simple Google search would have cleared it up. --Closedmouth (talk) 09:45, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

This article does not have a neutral point of view.[edit]

Every single paragraph gushes with favourable intensifiers, like "outstanding" this or outstanding that. Wikipedia isn't supposed to use weasel worded stuff in articles--unless the vast majority of secondary sources all specifically describe something as outstanding, and specifically, use the word outstanding. The whole thing reminds me of the worst sort of brittanica article.2601:7:6580:5E3:F9ED:E455:A019:4152 (talk) 09:26, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

The article should be moved to Rebecca West (writer)[edit]

On second thought, this article should be moved to Rebecca West (writer) rather than just having the hatnote, as the Ibsen play from which she took her pen name is far better known. --Msbmt (talk) 01:35, 19 May 2017 (UTC)