The Cambridge Companion to H. D.

The Cambridge Companion to H. D.

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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.show more

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"H.D.'s reputation has risen progressively over the last couple of decades; now, she takes her rightful place as a canonical modernist poet. Mackay (Univ. of Nicosia, Cyprus) and the late Christodoulides (university of Cyprus) offer a multidimensional view of H.D." --CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Librariesshow more

About Nephie J. Christodoulides

Nephie J. Christodoulides was a lecturer in English at the University of Cyprus. Polina Mackay is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nicosia.show more

Table of contents

Chronology; 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; Index.show more