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Dame Rebecca West was a British writer, journalist, and literary critic. West initially trained as an actress, but soon found her calling as a writer after having several essays and editorial pieces on politics and women’s suffrage published in prominent magazines such as The Daily Telegraph and the New York Herald Tribune. As a journalist, West covered important political and social topics like the Nuremburg Trials and the aftermath of the Second World War, and also published such notable books as A Train of Powder, The Meaning of Treason, and The New Meaning of Treason. She also wrote works of fiction, including the acclaimed The Return of the Soldier, and the autobiographical Aubrey trilogy, The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund. A respected journalist and intellectual figure, West died in 1983 at the age of 90.