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The lost girls : Demeter-Persephone and the literary imagination, 1850-1930

Author: Andrew D Radford
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Text (Rodopi (Firm)), 53.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Lost Girls analyses a number of British writers between 1850 and 1930 for whom the myth of Demeter's loss and eventual recovery of her cherished daughter Kore-Persephone, swept off in violent and catastrophic captivity by Dis, God of the Dead, had both huge personal and aesthetic significance. This book, in addition to scrutinising canonical and less well-known texts by male authors such as Thomas Hardy, E.M.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Radford, Andrew D., 1972-
Lost girls.
Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007
(OCoLC)166582974
Named Person: Demeter, (Greek deity); Demeter, (Greek deity); Demeter.; Persephone.; Persephone, (Greek deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D Radford
ISBN: 9781435611931 1435611934 9042022353 9789042022355
OCLC Number: 666983699
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages).
Contents: Excavating the dark half of Hellas --
Divine mother and maid in Victorian poetry --
Hardy's Tess : the making and breaking of a goddess --
'Gone to Earth' : Mary Webb's doomed Persephone --
E.M. Forster and Demeter's English garden --
Lawrence's underworld --
Salvaging the goddess of Wessex.
Series Title: Text (Rodopi (Firm)), 53.
Responsibility: Andrew Radford.

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Focuses on unjustly neglected women writers - Mary Webb and Mary Butts - who utilised occult tropes to relocate themselves culturally. This book proposes chapters that detail specific engagements  Read more...

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