A writer from the age of sixteen, Barbara Pym has been acclaimed as the most underrated writer of the century (Philip Larkin). Pyms substantial reputation evolved through the publication of six novels from 1950 to 1961, then resumed in 1977 with the publication of Quartet in Autumn and three other novels. She died in 1980.
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