Masks Outrageous and Austere

Masks Outrageous and Austere : Culture, Psyche, and Persona in Modern Women Poets

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"[Walker s] well-focused, clearly written essays demonstrate the conformity and the challenges to conventional expectations defining women poets. Walker s work makes a significant contribution to an often neglected area of American literary history." Library Journal"Based on close reading and explication of the texts, Walker brings fresh insights to each poet." Choice..". Walker has devised an original analysis that puts a new spin on the works and lives of these poets." New Directions for WomenConcentrating on Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Louise Bogan, Walker analyzes the highly stylized self-images from Lowell's androgyne to Millay's body-conscious romantic projected by these women who attempted to renegotiate the terms upon which they could function successfully as poets."show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 153.7 x 235.2 x 17mm | 418.02g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 6ill.
  • 0253206669
  • 9780253206664

Table of contents

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Women and Feminine Literary Traditions-Amy Lowell and the Androgynous Persona 3. Women and Selfhood-Sara Teasdale and the Passionate Virgin Persona 4. Women and Aggression- Elinor Wylie and the Woman Warrior Persona 5. Women and Time-H.D. and the Greek Persona 6. Women on the Market-Edna St. Vincent MillayOs Body Language 7. Women and the Retreat to the Mind-Louise Bogan and the Stoic Persona 8. The Sound of Nightingales Notes Indexshow more

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