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|Named Person:||Richard Aldington; H. D.; Richard Aldington; H. D.; Hilda Doolittle; Richard Aldington|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard Aldington; H. D.; Caroline Zilboorg
|Description:||viii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
Richard Aldington and H.D.
|Responsibility:||edited with an introduction and commentary by Caroline Zilboorg.|
Both were pioneers in Modernist literature and participants in the Imagist movement of 1912. H.D.'s early verse established her reputation as a female writer at the forefront of experimental expression. Her work was revealing, often autobiographical and examined her artistic and sexual relationships with both men and women. Richard Aldington was a poet, novelist and translator as well as a biographer who alienated the British establishment with his acerbic Lawrence of Arabia. Drawing on Aldington's and H.D.'s intimate correspondence between 1929 and 1961, Zilboorg explores their personal and professional lives, their friendships, and topics which concerned them both: cultural identity, sexuality, and the role of literature in the modern world. The letters collected together reveal an intimate portrait of one of this century's most fascinating literary couples and it is impossible not to be caught up in the narrative of this complex and moving relationship.