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Hilda Doolittle

(1886—1961) poet and novelist

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Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell  

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(1874–1925),American poet, took up Imagism and in 1913 and 1914 visited England, where she met Pound, D. H. Lawrence, and ‘H.D.’ (Hilda Doolittle). Her volumes of verse, which include Sword Blades ...
bisexual

bisexual  

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adj.1. describing an individual who is sexually attracted to both men and women. 2. describing an individual who possesses the qualities of both sexes.1. describing an individual who is sexually ...
Bryher

Bryher  

The pseudonym, adopted from the name of one of the Isles of Scilly, of (Annie) Winifred Ellerman (1894–1983), novelist, poet, and patron of the arts. The daughter of a wealthy shipping magnate, she ...
Charlotte Mew

Charlotte Mew  

(1869–1928),poet and short‐story writer. Her short story ‘Passed’ appeared in The Yellow Book in 1894, but she did not become well known until her first volume of poetry, The Farmer's Bride (1915). ...
Confessional Nonfiction

Confessional Nonfiction  

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From a tradition of spiritual autobiography rooted in the religious act of confession, confessional writing by women has continued to evolve in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as ...
Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov  

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(1923–97),British–American poet, born in Ilford, Essex; she moved to America in 1948, where she became a central figure in the Black Mountain group, maintaining their Modernist aims in an unceasing ...
Dial

Dial  

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(1880–1929),monthly journal of literary criticism, was founded at Chicago as a conservative review. In 1892 it became a fortnightly, continuing the original policy until 1918, when it was moved to ...
Dorothy Miller Richardson

Dorothy Miller Richardson  

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(1873–1957),novelist, became an intimate friend of H. G. Wells and other avant‐garde thinkers of the day who encouraged her to write. Pointed Roofs (1915) was the first of a sequence of highly ...
Egoist

Egoist  

(1914–19),originally the New Freewoman: An Individualist Review, founded by Harriet Shaw Weaver and Dora Marsden. It published articles on modern poetry and the arts, and from being a feminist paper ...
Elinor Wylie

Elinor Wylie  

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(1885–1928),born in New Jersey, published her first collection of poems in England, the anonymous, privately issued Incidental Numbers (1912). Her brilliant though brief literary career began with ...
Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway  

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(1899–1961),American short story writer and novelist. He worked as a reporter and served in 1918 as a volunteer with an ambulance unit on the Italian front, before settling in Paris among the ...
Erotica

Erotica  

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The collective term for materials of an erotic nature, and particularly for prose or verse narratives of sexual fantasy ranging from explicitly pornographic novels to jocular poems on sexual ...
Expatriate Writers

Expatriate Writers  

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Expatriation by women from the United States has largely been a twentieth-century phenomenon, in which a spatial shift often produced a complicated matrix of related social detachments. In choosing ...
Experimental Writing

Experimental Writing  

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Since the mid-nineteenth century, some women writers in the United States have developed and employed experimental literary techniques, in part as a response to the political, social, and artistic ...
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound  

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(1885–1972),American poet, came to Europe in 1908 and published his first volume of poems, A Lume Spento (1908). He published several other volumes of verse, including Personae (1909), Canzoni ...
Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein  

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(1874–1946)US writer, who from 1903 lived in Paris, where she became a focus for the American expatriate literary community.Born in Pennsylvania, Gertrude Stein graduated from Radcliffe College in ...
Harriet Shaw Weaver

Harriet Shaw Weaver  

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(1876–1961),editor, publisher and benefactor, born in Cheshire. As editor of the Egoist, she saw Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man through serial publication (1914–15); when Joyce could ...
H.D.

H.D.  

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Initials used as pseudonym by Hilda Doolittle.
Homosocial Relationships

Homosocial Relationships  

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While the success of women writers often derives from their sense of belonging to a female community, literature ordinarily privileges heterosexual bonding. Still, women in the United States have ...
Imagism

Imagism  

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A movement of English and American poets in revolt from Romanticism, which flourished c. 1910–17, and derived in part from the aesthetic philosophy of T. E. Hulme. Its first anthology, Des Imagistes ...

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