Stevie Smith

Overview

In this first book-length study of Stevie Smith, Romana Huk reassesses the work of this major twentieth-century woman writer as emerging not only from the practices of female literary modernism, but also from within the tumultuous cultural context of mid-century Europe. Amongst the work treated here is Smith's rarely discussed trilogy of novels: Novel on Yellow Paper, Over the Frontier and The Holiday.

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Overview

In this first book-length study of Stevie Smith, Romana Huk reassesses the work of this major twentieth-century woman writer as emerging not only from the practices of female literary modernism, but also from within the tumultuous cultural context of mid-century Europe. Amongst the work treated here is Smith's rarely discussed trilogy of novels: Novel on Yellow Paper, Over the Frontier and The Holiday.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333549971
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Romana Huk is Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. She is co-editor of Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and Criticism (1996), editor of Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally (2003) and author of numerous essays on contemporary poetics.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Between the Lines: Re-reading Stevie Smith and Literary Modernism
• 'The times are the times of the black split heart': Stevie Smith's Life and Work in Context
• The Trilogy's Take-Off in the Thirties: A Close-Cultural Reading of Novel on Yellow Paper
• Framing the War: the Second Two Novels of the Trilogy
• Between Waving and Drowning: Stevie Smith's Poems and Stories
• Conclusion
• Bibliography
• Index

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