['raɪdɪȖ], Laura, eigentlich L. Riding Jackson ['dʒæksn], amerikanische Schriftstellerin, * New York 16. 1. 1901, ✝ Sebastian (Fla.) 2. 9. 1991; gehörte in den frühen 20er-Jahren der Dichtergruppe der Fugitives an; lebte 1926-39 in England und auf Mallorca, wo sie mit R. Graves die literaturkritische Studie »A survey of modernist poetry« (1927) verfasste, die den New Criticism beeinflusste. Ihre intellektbetonte und sprachlich präzise Lyrik erforscht menschliche Grunderfahrungen wie die Polarität von Körper und Geist sowie das Wesen der Liebe. Sie veröffentlichte außerdem Essays, den historischen Roman »A Trojan ending« (1937) und Sprachstudien zur Semantik.
Weitere Werke: Lyrik: Collected poems (1938); Selected poems (1970).
Erzählungen: Progress of stories (1935); Lives of wives (1939).
Essays: Contemporaries and snobs (1928).
Sprachstudien: The telling (1972); Description of life (1980); Some communications of broad reference (1983).
Ausgabe: It has taken long. From the writings of L. Riding Jackson (1976).
J. P. Wexler: L. R. A bibliography (New York 1981);
 B. B. Adams: The enemy self. Poetry and criticism of L. R. (Ann Arbor, Mich., 1990).

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