Signets

Signets

by Susan Stanford Friedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299126846

ISBN-13: 9780299126841

Pub. Date: 05/19/1991

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Signets brings together the best essays of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). Susan Stanford Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis have gathered the most influential and generative studies of H. D.'s work and complemented them with photobiographical, chronological, and bibliographical portraits unique to this volume.

The essays in Signets span H. D.'s career from

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Signets brings together the best essays of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). Susan Stanford Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis have gathered the most influential and generative studies of H. D.'s work and complemented them with photobiographical, chronological, and bibliographical portraits unique to this volume.

The essays in Signets span H. D.'s career from the origins of Imagism to late modernism, from the early poems of Sea Garden to the novel HER and the epic poems Trilogy and Helen in Egypt. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Diana Collecott, Robert Duncan, Albert Gelpi, Eileen Gregory, Susan Gubar, Barbara Guest, Elizabeth A. Hirsch, Deborah Kelly Kloepfer, Cassandar Laity, Adalaide Morris, Alicia Ostriker, Cyrena N. Pondrom, Perdita Schaffner, and Louis H. Silverstein.

Signets is an essential resource for those interested in H. D., modernism, and feminist criticism and writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299126841
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/19/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Part I.Lives
1.A Sketch of H.D.: The Egyptian Cat3
2.A Photobiography of H.D.7
3.Selection from the Poem Biography29
4.Herself Delineated: Chronological Highlights of H.D.32
5.Dating H.D.'s Writing46
6.A Relay of Power and of Peace: H.D. and the Spirit of the Gift52
Part II.Images
7.H.D. and the Origins of Imagism85
8.H.D.'s Romantic Landscapes: The Sexual Politics of the Garden110
9.Rose Cut in Rock: Sappho and H.D.'s Sea Garden129
10.Images at the Crossroads: H.D.'s "Scrapbook"155
Part III.Palimpsests
11.Fishing the Murex Up: Sense and Resonance in H.D.'s Palimpsest185
12."I had two loves separate": The Sexualities of H.D.'s HER205
13.Return of the Repressed in H.D.'s Madrigal Cycle233
14.Excerpts from "Language Acquisition"253
Part IV.Prophecies
15.The Concept of Projection: H.D.'s Visionary Powers273
16.The Echoing Spell of H.D.'s Trilogy297
17.Re-membering the Mother: A Reading of H.D.'s Trilogy318
18.No Rule of Procedure: The Open Poetics of H.D.336
19.The H.D. Book: Part II, Chapter 10352
Part V.Rescriptings
20.Creating a Women's Mythology: H.D.'s Helen in Egypt373
21.Romantic Thralldom in H.D.406
22.Imaginary Images: "H.D.," Modernism, and the Psychoanalysis of Seeing430
Selected Bibliography455
Notes on Contributors477
Index of Works481
Index485

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