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Step-daughters of England : British women modernists and the national imaginary

Author: Jane Garrity
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By reading the work of the British modernists - Dorothy Richardson, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Mary Butts and Virginia Woolf - through the lens of material culture, this text argues that women's imaginative work is inseparable from their ambivalent, complicated relation to Britain's imperial history.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Dorothy M Richardson; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Virginia Woolf; Mary Butts; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Mary Butts; Dorothy M Richardson; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Virginia Woolf; Mary Butts; Virginia Woolf; Dorothy Miller Richardson; Sylvia Townsend Warner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Garrity
ISBN: 0719061636 9780719061639 0719061644 9780719061646
OCLC Number: 51900526
Description: x, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: conquering new worlds --
women, modernism, and nationalism --
1. Domesticating the empire: British womanhood and national culture --
2. "Neither English nor civilized": Dorothy Richardson's spectatrix and the feminine crusade for global intervention --
3. Encoding bi-location: Sylvia Townsend Warner and the primitive erotics of sapphic dissimulation --
4. Mary Butts's England: racial memory and the daughter's mystical assertion of nationhood --
5. Mapping "the body of our mother": national desire, imperial nostalgia, and language in Virginia Woolf --
Epilogue: rebuilding the house of England.
Responsibility: Jane Garrity.
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By reading the work of the British modernists - Dorothy Richardson, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Mary Butts and Virginia Woolf - through the lens of material culture, this text argues that women's imaginative work is inseparable from their ambivalent, complicated relation to Britain's imperial history.

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