Books by Mary Butts

THE COMPLETE STORIES by Mary Butts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"Butts merits attention for her ability to stand out at times amid a group of outstanding writers, but the weakest of her uneven output may dampen even historical interest."
This collection may depend more on the author's historical interest than the writing's quality, but when it's good, it bears the reminder that T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and Ford Madox Ford encouraged her. Read full book review >
ASHE OF RINGS by Mary Butts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 1998

"A useful addition to the shelf of this little-known British writer's work."
Mary Butts (1890—1937) reflected many of the fascinations and themes of the early Modernist movement (including an interest in the occult and spirituality, a belief in the regenerative power of the land, and a conviction that obsessive love offered a perfect metaphor of the creative process) in her fiction, poetry, and criticism, as this collection of her miscellaneous pieces once again demonstrates. Read full book review >
FROM ALTAR TO CHIMNEY-PIECE by Mary Butts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 1992

"Not without the occasional memorable phrase or insight, but for the most part thin, snobbish, and dated stuff. A doubtful recovery."
The first US publication of the selected stories of late British writer Butts (The Taverner Novels, 1992), whose claim to exhumation seems based more on the author having had pals like Hemingway than any discernible literary merit. Read full book review >
THE TAVERNER NOVELS by Mary Butts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A minor period piece."
A one-volume reissue of two novels by British writer Butts (d. 1937), one of which, Armed with Madness, appeared in the US in 1928, with the other, Death of Felicity Taverner, making its US debut. Read full book review >