Talk:Rose Macaulay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


PiCo -- good info, but the slight changes you made to the original material (off the book jacket for NYRB's edition of "Towers of Trebizond" -- and here) were far too minor. Bendybendy 05:19, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Ok - I'll have a look and see if I can find anything more substantial about her. I do remember her being a friend of Lawrence Durrell - he mentions a visit in Bitter Lemons - maybe there's more. PiCo 21:51, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Clan Macaulay[edit]

Her father was descended in the male-line directly from the Macaulay family of Lewis.

Presumably all Macaulays are so descended. More significant is whether she was related to Thomas Babington Macaulay. Valetude (talk) 16:50, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Nameless Orgies[edit]

Dorothy Sayers references Macaulay in her 1928 mystery novel The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. Her sleuth, Lord Peter is trying to find out why a female suspect is brooding. After eliminating pregnancy and blackmail as possible causes:

"Is it Freudian, or sadistic, or any of those popular modern amusements?"

"I don't believe you'd turn a hair if it was."

"Why should I?- I can't think of anything worse to suggest, except what Rose Macaulay refers to as 'nameless orgies'. Or diseases, of course..."

What's it mean, and where did Macaulay write it (I'm assuming Sayers got it right;she was a careful scholar)? (talk) 10:31, 7 December 2015 (UTC)