Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Though principally a novelist, Rose Macaulay (muh-KAW-lee) wrote prolifically in several genres. Early in her career, she published two slim volumes of verse, The Two Blind Countries (1914) and Three Days (1919), both of which earned favorable reviews in the British press. For many years, Macaulay contributed reviews and essays to such publications as The Spectator, The Guardian, and the New Statesman; she produced two generally well-received book-length critical studies, Milton (1934; revised 1957) and The Writings of E. M. Forster (1938). Some of Macaulay’s best prose can be found in two of her widely acclaimed travel books, Fabled Shore: From the Pyrenees to Portugal (1949) and Pleasure of Ruins (1953).