Stevie Smith: A Selection: Edited By Hermione Lee


This selection, designed especially for students but also for the general reader, draws on the whole of Stevie Smith’s output in poetry, prose, and drawings from ‘Novel on Yellow Paper’ (1936) to ‘Scorpion’ (1972). Hermione Lee’s introduction and arrangement bring out the connections between Stevie Smith’s various sorts of writings, and display her characteristic manners and subjects. The selection is complemented by biographical and textual notes and forms an attractive introduction to the work of an idiosyncratic and often underrated talent.