H.D. and Sapphic Modernism, 1910-1950

H.D. and Sapphic Modernism, 1910-1950

by Diana Collecott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521550785

ISBN-13: 9780521550789

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The American poet H. D. (1886-1961) is increasingly being recognized as a key figure in the shaping of Anglo-American modernism, and this study attempts to emphasize her position, against the well-established claims of writers such as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The study is grounded in questions of sexuality, gender and the nature of subjectivity and H. D.'s interest

Overview

The American poet H. D. (1886-1961) is increasingly being recognized as a key figure in the shaping of Anglo-American modernism, and this study attempts to emphasize her position, against the well-established claims of writers such as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The study is grounded in questions of sexuality, gender and the nature of subjectivity and H. D.'s interest in Hellenism. The development of a homoerotic strand within her distinctively modernist poetics comes together in Collecott's central concept of "sapphic modernism".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521550789
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Saphho, Sapphic, Saph; 1. She too is my poet: Sapphistry; 2. A life of being: negotiating gender; 3. The perfect bi-: negotiating sexuality; 4. Straight as the Greek: Hellenism and modernism; 5. The art of the future: her emergence from Imagism; 6. What is (not) said: lesbian poetics; 7. Re-membering Shakes-pear: negotiations with tradition; Afterword: at the crossroads; Appendix; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

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