In the teens and twenties, New York was home to a rich variety of literary subcultures. Within these intermingled worlds, gender lines and other boundaries were crossed in ways hardly imaginable in previous decades. Among the bohemians of Greenwich Village, the sophisticates of the Algonquin Round Table and the literati of the Harlem Renaissance, certain women found fresh powerful voices through which to speak and write. Edna and Vincent Millay and Dorothy Parker are now best remembered for their colorful lives; Genevieve Taggard, Gwendolyn Bennett and Helene Johnson are hardly remembered at all. Yet each made a serious Literary contribution to the meaning of modern femininity, relationship, and self-hood.Making Love Modern uncovers the deep historical sensitivity and interest of women's love poetry. Placing their work in the context of structures nested within national culture, Nina Miller explores the tensions that Take this literature so rewarding for contemporary readers.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Lexile:||1510L (what's this?)|
About the Author
Nina Miller, Associate Professor of English, teaches American literature, African American literature, and Women's Studies at Iowa State University. She is currently at work on a book about the lost history of Anarchism in US education.