Signets

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Overview

Signets brings together the best essays on H. D. (Hilda Doolittle). It is a collection of the most influential and generative studies of H.D. 's work. It is then complemented them with photo biographical, chronological, and bibliographical portraits unique to this volume.
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A collection of essays on the works of Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), American author who made a distinct contribution to modern literature as a poet, novelist, essayist, translator, and memoirist. Long neglected, Doolittle's reputation began to grow with the advent of feminism. The collection includes a chronology, a photobiography, and a selection from the poem Biography by H.D. biographer Barbara Guest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299126841
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 5/19/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 508
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Stanford Friedman is professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her works include Psyche Reborn: The Emergence of H. D. and Penelope’s Web: Gender, Modernity, H. D.’s Fiction. Rachel Blau DuPlessis is professor of English at Temple University. She is author of Writing Beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of the Twentieth-Century Women Writers and H. D.: The Career of that Struggle.

 

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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part I. Lives
1. A Sketch of H.D.: The Egyptian Cat 3
2. A Photobiography of H.D. 7
3. Selection from the Poem Biography 29
4. Herself Delineated: Chronological Highlights of H.D. 32
5. Dating H.D.'s Writing 46
6. A Relay of Power and of Peace: H.D. and the Spirit of the Gift 52
Part II. Images
7. H.D. and the Origins of Imagism 85
8. H.D.'s Romantic Landscapes: The Sexual Politics of the Garden 110
9. Rose Cut in Rock: Sappho and H.D.'s Sea Garden 129
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 Palimpsest 185
12. "I had two loves separate": The Sexualities of H.D.'s HER 205
13. Return of the Repressed in H.D.'s Madrigal Cycle 233
14. Excerpts from "Language Acquisition" 253
Part IV. Prophecies
15. The Concept of Projection: H.D.'s Visionary Powers 273
16. The Echoing Spell of H.D.'s Trilogy 297
17. Re-membering the Mother: A Reading of H.D.'s Trilogy 318
18. No Rule of Procedure: The Open Poetics of H.D. 336
19. The H.D. Book: Part II, Chapter 10 352
Part V. Rescriptings
20. Creating a Women's Mythology: H.D.'s Helen in Egypt 373
21. Romantic Thralldom in H.D. 406
22. Imaginary Images: "H.D.," Modernism, and the Psychoanalysis of Seeing 430
Selected Bibliography 455
Notes on Contributors 477
Index of Works 481
Index 485
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