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Signets: Reading H.D.

Signets: Reading H.D.


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ISBN-13: 9780299126841
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 03/15/1991
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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.


Table of Contents

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

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