Sayers, Dorothy Leigh

(1893–1957)
   Novelist, Playwright and Devotional Writer.
   Sayers was born in Oxford, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman. She was educated at the University of Oxford and is primarily remembered as the creator of the aristocratic detective, Lord Peter Wimsey. She abandoned that form of fiction in the 1940s and concentrated on translating dante’s Divina Commedia. She also wrote a series of religious radio plays, The Man Born to be King, and a play for Canterbury Cathedral, The Zeal of thy House. She was a highly intelligent apologist for Christian doctrine and did much to explain the Church’s message in a way that was attractive to her contemporaries.
   J. Brabazon, Dorothy L. Sayers: The Life of a Courageous Woman (1981);
   B. Reynolds, The Life and Soul of Dorothy Sayers (1993).

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  • Sayers, Dorothy L. — ▪ British writer in full  Dorothy Leigh Sayers   born June 13, 1893, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng. died Dec. 17, 1957, Witham, Essex       English scholar and writer whose numerous mystery stories featuring the witty and charming Lord Peter Wimsey… …   Universalium

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  • Dorothy L. Sayers — Born 13 June 1893(1893 06 13) Oxford, UK Died 17 December 1957(1957 12 17) (aged 64) Witham, Essex, UK Occupation Novelist, playwright, essayist, translator, copywriter, p …   Wikipedia

  • Dorothy L. Sayers — noun English writer of detective fiction (1893 1957) • Syn: ↑Sayers, ↑Dorothy Sayers, ↑Dorothy Leigh Sayers • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Dorothy L. Sayers — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Oxford, 13 de junio de 1893 – Witham, 17 de diciembre de 1957), fue una conocida escritora y traductora británica, estudiosa de lenguas clásicas y modernas y humanista cristiana. Dorothy L.… …   Wikipedia Español

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