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Willa Muir

(1890—1970) novelist and translator


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(1890–1970) Née Anderson, Scottish novelist, translator, and essayist, born in Montrose, Angus, and educated at the University of St Andrews, who was the senior partner in her collaborative translations, with her husband Edwin Muir, of Kafka and others. Her novels Imagined Corners (1931) and Mrs Ritchie (1933) are set in a fictionalized Montrose (‘Calderwick’) and share a strong feminist awareness with such works of cultural criticism as Women: An Inquiry (1925) and Mrs Grundy in Scotland (1936). Belonging (1968) is an alternately rueful and tart memoir.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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