David Garnett

(1892—1981) writer and publisher

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novelist and critic, son of E. and C. Garnett, and friend and associate of the Bloomsbury Group. His first short novel, Lady into Fox (1922), an enigmatic fable about a young wife transformed into a vixen, had a considerable success, and was followed by A Man in the Zoo (1924), about a thwarted lover who donates himself as a specimen of Homo Sapiens for exhibition in the zoo; The Sailor's Return (1925); Pocahontas: or The Nonpareil of Virginia (1933), a biography; the semi‐fictional Beany‐eye (1935); and three volumes of autobiography. Garnett also edited the letters of T. E. Lawrence (1938), the novels of Peacock (1948), and his own correspondence with T. H. White (1968).

Subjects: Literature.

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