The Cambridge Companion to H. D. (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to H. D. (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 10/6/2011
EAN 9780521187558, ISBN10: 0521187559

Paperback, 204 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm
Language: English

H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) was one of the central figures in literary modernism in the 1910s. She collaborated with Ezra Pound and others and played an important role in the early development of modernist poetry. This Cambridge Companion is a critical introduction to H. D. containing essays on all her major works. The first part explores the author's initial exclusion from the canon and her subsequent reinstatement; her tendency to merge fact with fiction in her autobiographical texts; her contribution to the little magazines; her relation to modernism; her representation of gender; and her influence on later generations of writers. The second part offers close and accessible critical analyses of H. D.'s style, her poems Hymen and Trilogy, her novels HERmione and Majic Ring, her understanding of translation as literary practice and of her notion of history in Tribute to Freud and The Gift.

Introduction Nephie J. Christodoulides and Polina Mackay
Part I. Contexts and Issues
1. 'Uncanonically seated'
H. D. and literary canons Miranda B. Hickman
2. Facts and fictions Nephie J. Christodoulides
3. H. D. and the 'Little Magazines' Cyrena N. Pondrom
4. H. D.'s modernism Polina Mackay
5. H. D. and gender
queering the reading Georgia Johnston
6. Reading H. D.
influence and legacy Jo Gill
Part II. Works
7. H. D.'s transformative poetics Diana Collecott
8. Hymen and Trilogy Sarah Graham
9. HERmione and other prose Matte Robinson and Demetrios P. Tryphonopoulos
10. H. D. and translation Eileen Gregory
11. Reading history in The Gift and Tribute to Freud Brenda S. Helt
Further reading