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H.D. and Sapphic modernism, 1910-1950

Author: Diana Collecott
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Diana Collecott proposes that Sappho's presence in H.D.'s work is as significant as that of Homer in Pound's and of Dante in Eliot's. She undertakes a radical revision of H.D.'s Hellenism and her imagism, relating both to the literary and sexual politics of the First World War period. Connecting the fragmentary condition of Sappho's writings with the erasure of women within modernism and the silencing of lesbians  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Literature
Named Person: H. D.; Sappho; H. D.; Sappho.; Sappho; Hilda Doolittle; Hilda Doolittle; Sappho.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Collecott
ISBN: 0521550785 9780521550789
OCLC Number: 39672078
Description: xiii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Sappho, Sapphic, Saph --
1. She too is my poet: Sapphistry --
2. A life of being: negotiating gender --
3. The perfect bi-: negotiating sexuality --
4. Straight as the Greek: Hellenism and modernism --
5. The art of the future: her emergence from Imagism --
6. What is (not) said: lesbian poetics --
7. Re-membering Shakes-pear: negotiations with tradition --
Afterword: at the cross-roads --
App. Fragments of Sappho in H.D.'s poetry and prose.
Responsibility: Diana Collecott.
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Diana Collecott proposes that Sappho's presence in H. D.'s work is as significant as that of Homer in Pound's and of Dante in Eliot's. She undertakes a radical revision of H. D.'s Hellenism and her  Read more...

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