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Hilda Doolittle

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(1886–1961), American poet, who wrote as ‘H.D.’, followed her friend Pound to Europe, where both became leading members of the Imagist movement (see Imagism). She married ...

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..., Hilda ( 1886–1961 ) ( H. D. ) US poet associated with Ezra Pound and imagism . Her published verse includes Sea Garden ( 1916 ) and The Flowering of the Rod ( 1946 ). Her Collected Poems 1914–44 were published in 1983 . She also wrote prose, such as Hermione ( 1927 but unpublished until 1981 ), a novel of lesbian...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Hilda ( 1886–1961 ) American poet and novelist Sea Garden ( 1916 ) Poetry Hymen ( 1921 ) Poetry Heliodora, and Other Poems ( 1924 ) Poetry Hippolytus Temporizes ( 1927 ) Drama Hedylus ( 1928 ) Fiction The Hedgehog ( 1936 ) Fiction The Ion of Euripides ( 1937 ) Drama The Walls Do Not Fall ( 1944 ) Poetry Tribute to Angels ( 1945 ) Poetry Flowering of the Rod ( 1946 ) Poetry By Avon River ( 1949 ) Miscellaneous Tribute to Freud ( 1956 ) Non-Fiction End to Torment [biography of Ezra Pound ] ( 1958 ) ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Hilda ( 1886–1961 ) American poet and novelist , who wrote as ‘H.D.’ In 1911 she followed her friend Ezra Pound to Europe, where both became leading members of the imagist movement. She married Richard Aldington in 1913 , but the marriage was not a success. She began a long‐standing relationship with the writer Bryher ( Winifred Ellerman ) in 1919 . Her several volumes of poetry, from her first, Sea Garden ( 1916 ), to her last, the quasi‐epic Helen in Egypt ( 1961 ), show a deep involvement with classical mythology, a mysticism...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., Hilda ( 1886–1961 ) American poet and novelist , who wrote as ‘H.D.’ Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and educated in Philadelphia's (Society of) Friends Central High School and Bryn Mawr College, in 1911 she followed her friend Ezra Pound to Europe, where both became leading members of the imagist movement. She married Richard Aldington in 1913 , but the marriage was not a success. She began a long‐standing relationship with the writer Bryher ( Winifred Ellerman ) in 1919 . Her several volumes of poetry, from her first, Sea Garden...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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..., Hilda ( 1886–1961 ), known by her initials, was born in Pennsylvania, went to Europe in 1911 , married English author Richard Aldington in 1913 , and lived in England thereafter. An early member of the school of Imagism, she is frequently considered the outstanding poet consistently practicing its principles. Sea Garden ( 1916 ), her first collection, shows the classically chiseled, objective method for which she became famous, and Hymen ( 1921 ) indicates her interest in the Hellenic tradition. Her later volumes, Heliodora and Other Poems (...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Hilda ( 1886–1961 ), American poet (who wrote as ‘H.D.’), the daughter of a professor of mathematics, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and educated at Bryn Mawr College. As a student she was closely associated with Marianne Moore , W. C. Williams , and Ezra Pound , to whom she was briefly engaged and of whom she writes extensively in the autobiographical End to Torment (written in 1958 , but not published until 1979 ). While holidaying in Europe in 1911 she met Pound in London, who styled her ‘H.D.’ when introducing her work to Poetry ,...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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...Doolittle, Hilda ( 1886–1961 ) , known by her initials, was born in Pennsylvania, went to Europe in 1911 , married English author Richard Aldington in 1913 , and lived in England thereafter. An early member of the school of Imagism, she is frequently considered the outstanding poet consistently practicing its principles. Sea Garden ( 1916 ), her first collection, shows the classically chiseled, objective method for which she became famous, and Hymen ( 1921 ) indicates her interest in the Hellenic tradition. Her later volumes, Heliodora and Other Poems...

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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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..., Hilda ( H. D. ) ( 1886–1961 ) Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her mother was a Moravian artist, her father a professor of astronomy. The posthumous memoir, End to Torment , describes how, as a student at Bryn Mawr College, she fell in love with Ezra * Pound , who was then a postgraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, and who gave her a hand-bound sheaf of poems entitled Hilda's Book . She left college in her sophomore year with poor grades. In 1911 she travelled to London, where Pound was established, intending to stay for the...

D., H. (Doolittle, Hilda)

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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.... Brighton, U.K., 1986. By one of the most engaging and provocative of H.D.'s critics. Friedman, Susan Stanford . Hilda Doolittle (H.D.). In Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Poets, 1880–1945 , pp. 115–149. Detroit, 1986. A fine overview. Friedman, Susan Stanford . Penelope's Web: Gender, Modernity, H.D.'s Fiction . New York, 1990. A major study of the fiction, informed by recent literary theory. Quinn, Vincent . Hilda Doolittle . New York, 1967. A concise, helpful introduction to the life and to the poetry. Robinson, Janice S. H.D.: The Life...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle  

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(1886–1961),American poet, who wrote as ‘H.D.’, followed her friend Pound to Europe, where both became leading members of the Imagist movement (see Imagism). She married Aldington in 1913, but the ...
H.D.

H.D.  

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Initials used as pseudonym by Hilda Doolittle.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Russian film  

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Or more accurately Soviet film, made a dramatic cultural and political impact outside Soviet Russia in the late 1920s, when rumours of its bold new style began to circulate. Battleship ...
Secession

Secession  

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(1922–24),little magazine edited by Gorham B. Munson, Kenneth Burke, and Matthew Josephson. It was issued from various European cities and New York.
War Novel

War Novel  

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By the end of the decade, there will be no exclusionary generalizations left to be made about the American war novel written by women. Particularly, the charge no longer obtains ...

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