Dorothy, 1873, 1957, engl. Schriftst.; als Mitbegr. des »Bewußtseinsromans« Vorläuferin von J. Joyce u. V. Woolf.
(1873-1957) English novelist. Her works were collected under the title Pilgrimage 1938. She was the first English novelist to use the “stream of consciousness” method in Pointed Roofs 1915. Her contemporary, English novelist and critic Virginia Woolf recognized and shared this technique as part of the current effort to express women’s perceptions in spite of the resistance of man-made language, and she credited Richardson with having invented “the psychological sentence of the feminine gender”.
Henry Handel, eigtl. Henrietta R., verh. Robertson, 1870, 1946, austral. Schriftst.; schilderte Künstler- u. Einwandererschicksale.
Pen name of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (1870)
Australian novelist. She was the first Australian writer to win a reputation abroad. Her works include The Getting of Wisdom 1910, based on her schooldays and filmed 1977. She left Australia when only 18.
Richardson was born in Melbourne. In 1888 she went to study piano in Leipzig, Germany, and her first novel, Maurice Guest 1908, is based on these years. The trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, published as Australia Felix 1917, The Way Home 1925, and Ultima Thule 1929, traces the career of a gold-rush migrant from the early 1850s to the mid-1870s and draws heavily on the life of her father.
Sir Owen Williams, 1879, 1959, brit. Physiker; entdeckte die Elektronenaussendung glühender Metalle; Nobelpreis 1928.
(1879-1959) British physicist. He studied the emission of electricity from hot bodies, giving the name thermionics to the subject. At Cambridge University, he worked under J J Thomson in the Cavendish Laboratory. Nobel Prize 1928.
Werke: »Pamela«, »Clarissa«.
(1689-1761) English novelist. He was one of the founders of the modern novel. Pamela 1740–41, written in the form of a series of letters and containing much dramatic conversation, was sensationally popular all across Europe, and was followed by Clarissa 1747–48 and Sir Charles Grandison 1753–54.
Werke: »Blick zurück im Zorn«, »Bitterer Honig«, »Die Einsamkeit des Langstreckenläufers«.
(1928-1991) English director and producer. With George Devine he established the English Stage Company 1955 at the Royal Court Theatre, with productions such as John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger 1956. His films include Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960, A Taste of Honey 1961, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1962, Tom Jones 1963, Joseph Andrews 1977, and Blue Sky 1991.