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DIE BRITISCHE SCHRIFTSTELLERIN FAY WELDON IST GESTORBEN

DIE BRITISCHE SCHRIFTSTELLERIN FAY WELDON IST GESTORBEN

04.01.2023 Die am 22. September 1931 in Alvechurch (Worcestershire) als Franklin Birkinshaw geborene britische Schriftstellerin Fay Weldon (Bild) ist am 4. Januar 2023 in Northhampton (Northhamptonshire) gestorben. Ihr erster Roman "The Fat Woman’s Joke" erschien 1967. Meist stehen im Mittelpunkt ihrer Romane weibliche Hauptfiguren, die sich gegen die Widerstände einer patriarchalisch geprägten, in aller Regel britischen Gesellschaft ihr eigenes Leben zu erkämpfen suchen. Von ihren mehr als 30 Romanen wurden mehrere verfilmt, darunter "She-Devil" mit Roseanne Barr und Meryl Streep. Weldon schrieb auch Kurzgeschichten, TV-Drehbücher und Magazin- und Zeitungsartikel. (*) Sie wurde 2001 als Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) ausgezeichnet.


Bild: Fay Weldon, 1997 - Foto: Open Media Ltd (Ausschnitt) - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.de - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gerard_Casey_and_Fay_Weldon_appearing_on_After_Dark_in_1997.jpg?uselang=de 

Fay Weldon obituary: Shrewd, mischievous and outspoken

Fay Weldon was a sometimes controversial feminist, a prolific novelist, and a woman whose own life not only informed her fiction but sometimes sounded like the plot of a lurid novel.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32300956

Fay Weldon obituary

Novelist and screenwriter whose tales of women taking control of their own destinies included The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

The novelist Fay Weldon, who has died aged 91, was to an unusual extent the creation of her own extravagant imagination. A polemicist whose opinions shaped themselves around the plot of her latest book, a pragmatist who giggled her way through every sentence, she was mischievous and evasive, yet wilfully and wittily life-affirming.

Claire Armitstead

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/jan/04/fay-weldon-obituary

 

Fay Weldon, author whose novels such as The Life and Loves of a She-Devil gave warts-and-all portrayals of wronged women – obituary

What appealed to her readers was not her feminism as such, but the feeling that she was on their side

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2023/01/04/fay-weldon-author-whose-novels-life-loves-she-devil-gave-warts/ 

British novelist and Pride and Prejudice screenwriter dies at 91

British novelist Fay Weldon, best known for her novels The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Splitting and the Booker prize-shortlisted Praxis, has died.

Rose Hill & Zara Woodcock

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-fay-weldon-dead-award-28870160 

 

Fay Weldon, novelist known for literary innovation, dies aged 91

The prolific author and playwright Faye Weldon has died at the age of 91.

Weldon, who wrote more than 50 works across her lifetime including The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and Praxis, won plaudits for her comic style and portrayal of female protagonists.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fay-weldon-novelist-known-for-literary-innovation-dies-aged-91-vnrl5w06c

The novelist, playwright and screenwriter’s body of work includes more than 30 novels

One of her best known works, 1983’s The Life And Loves Of A She-Devil, which was later adapted into a TV series and film, followed a woman who goes to great lengths to take revenge on her adulterous husband.

Much of her fiction explores issues surrounding women’s relationships with men, children, parents and each other, including the novels Down Among The Women (1971) and Female Friends (1974).

Naomi Clarke

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/richard-coles-university-of-st-andrews-new-year-honours-scotland-booker-b1050803.html?amp

Fay Weldon, British Novelist Who Challenged Feminist Orthodoxy, Dies at 91

By turns elusive and confessional in public, she used dark satire to explore the divides between men and women.

Alan Cowell

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/books/fay-weldon-dead.html 

Fay Weldon ist tot

Die Britin, die in Neuseeland aufgewachsen war, hinterlässt ein Werk von mehr als 30 Romanen, darunter auch das in Deutschland bekannte Buch "Die Teufelin" (Originaltitel: "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil"), das mit Roseanne Barr und Meryl Streep verfilmt wurde. Neben Romanen, in denen meist Frauen die Hauptrolle spielen, verfasste Weldon auch Kinderbücher, Drehbücher und Gastbeiträge für Zeitungen. Zeitweise verdingte sie sich zudem als Werbetexterin.

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/fay-weldon-tot-101.html

Videos:

Fay Weldon - Author - interview - 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkB-EJXdyjw

Fay Weldon: what her generation of feminists got wrong - BBC Newsnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvrsRnrH-i0&t=7s

Hilary Mantel and Fay Weldon in conversation at Bath Spa University in 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXMHruJvI94

Mehr:

https://fayweldon.co.uk/

https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n50002441/ 

https://lccn.loc.gov/n50002441

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0919720/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay_Weldon 

(*) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fay_Weldon

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