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by Hilda Doolittle (H.D.),Robert Spoo

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Author: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.),Robert Spoo
ISBN: 0822312409
Language: English
Pages: 240 pages
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Duke University Press Books (August 13, 1992)
Rating: 4.7
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With Asphodel, Hilda Doolittle takes her readers across the Atlantic and introduces them to the literati of the early twentieth century. Her thinly veiled portrayals of Ezra Pound, Dorothy Shakespear, William Carlos Williams, and .

With Asphodel, Hilda Doolittle takes her readers across the Atlantic and introduces them to the literati of the early twentieth century. Lawrence are insightful and perhaps far more accurate than any biography would dare to be. While it is difficult to believe that she was as naive an ingenue as she attests, it is harder still not to sympathize with the youthful poet determined to succeed abroad even though discarded by the charming but inattentive Pound. This novel is one of .

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In an appendix featuring capsule biographies of the real figures behind the novel's fictional characters, Spoo provides keys to thisroman agrave; clef. had pencilled across the title page of this autobiographical novel. Although the manuscript survived, it has remained unpublished since its completion in the 1920s.

Read online books written by H Hilda Doolittle in our e-reader absolutely for free. Author of Sea Garden, Hymen at ReadAnyBook. born Hilda Doolittle) (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) was an American poet, novelist and memoirist best known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group. of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. The Imagist model was based on the idioms, rhythms and clarity of common speech, and freedom to choose subject matter as the writer saw fit. . s later writing developed on this aesthetic to incorporate a more female-centric version of modernism.

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to George Plank, March 31, 1925, unpublished letter, Beinecke Library. 13. 14. Cf. Friedman, pp. 107, 171–72. 15. From L’Art Philosophique, in Oeuvres complètes (Gallimard, 1961), p. 1099. What is pure art according to the modern conception?

Hilda Doolittle (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist, associated with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets, including Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington

Hilda Doolittle (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist, associated with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets, including Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. She published under the pen name . Hilda was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1886, and grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and attended Bryn Mawr College. She moved to London in 1911, where she played a central role within the then emerging Imagist movement.

Browse through Hilda Doolittle's poems and quotes. born Hilda Doolittle) was an American poet, novelist and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. 34 poems of Hilda Doolittle.

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Hilda Doolittle The American poet, translator, and novelist Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), generally called H. was an imagist . was an imagist whose lyric art conveys intense feelings through sharp images and "free" forms. Hilda Doolittle was born on Sept.

"DESTROY," H.D. had pencilled across the title page of this autobiographical novel. Although the manuscript survived, it has remained unpublished since its completion in the 1920s. Regarded by many as one of the major poets of the modernist period, H.D. created in Asphodel a remarkable and readable experimental prose text, which in its manipulation of technique and voice can stand with the works of Joyce, Woolf, and Stein; in its frank exploration of lesbian desire, pregnancy and motherhood, artistic independence for women, and female experience during wartime, H.D.'s novel stands alone.A sequel to the author's HERmione, Asphodel takes the reader into the bohemian drawing rooms of pre-World War I London and Paris, a milieu populated by such thinly disguised versions of Ezra Pound, Richard Aldington, May Sinclair, Brigit Patmore, and Margaret Cravens; on the other side of what H.D. calls "the chasm," the novel documents the war's devastating effect on the men and women who considered themselves guardians of beauty. Against this riven backdrop, Asphodel plays out the story of Hermione Gart, a young American newly arrived in Europe and testing for the first time the limits of her sexual and artistic identities. Following Hermione through the frustrations of a literary world dominated by men, the failures of an attempted lesbian relationship and a marriage riddled with infidelity, the birth of an illegitimate child, and, finally, happiness with a female companion, Asphodel describes with moving lyricism and striking candor the emergence of a young and gifted woman from her self-exile.Editor Robert Spoo's introduction carefully places Asphodel in the context of H.D.'s life and work. In an appendix featuring capsule biographies of the real figures behind the novel's fictional characters, Spoo provides keys to this roman à clef.
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Stream of consciousness writing, semi-autobiographical, and a book that just sweeps over you. Not for those expecting a straight story, but worth the investment.
Tiainar
With _Asphodel_, Hilda Doolittle takes her readers across the Atlantic and introduces them to the literati of the early twentieth century. Her thinly veiled portrayals of Ezra Pound, Dorothy Shakespear, William Carlos Williams, and D.H. Lawrence are insightful and perhaps far more accurate than any biography would dare to be. While it is difficult to believe that she was as naive an ingenue as she attests, it is harder still not to sympathize with the youthful poet determined to succeed abroad even though discarded by the charming but inattentive Pound. This novel is one of H.D.'s best, clearly as strong an example of her writing as _Bid Me to Live_ and _Paint it Today_. While still not consdered a first-rank Modern, Hilda Doolittle is arguably one of the most important literary figures of her day. Her description of the Moderns abroad is flawless and no examination of the Modern era can be complete before reading her prose.
Anarahuginn
H.D. was seized by a flash of wisdom when she pencilled "DESTROY" across the manuscript of Asphodel; it's a pity her eager publishers didn't heed her sense. As I understand it, this text was coveted by feminist and LGBT scholars who wanted to recover a major work by a lesbian modernist. Unfortunately, Asphodel is major only in the sense that it is long, and modernist only insofar as its landscape is obsessively internal. As for any "lesbian" theme, there's nary a hint of affection, much less desire, for another human being in this tedious aria of self-justification. H.D lays waste to page after page with bitter monologues about how her own exquisitely quivering sensitivities are forced to suffer everyone else's idiocies. It's like reading the diary of an unpopular and astonishingly dense fifteen-year-old.
Wade through this only if you're an H.D. scholar, or if you're really into playing guess-the-literati.