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Signets: Reading H.D.

Signets: Reading H.D.
Author: Susan S. Friedman
ISBN 13: 9780299126841
ISBN 10: 299126846
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: 1990-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 504
List Price: $27.95

Signets brings together the best essays on H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). Susan Stanford Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis have gathered the most influential and generative studies of H.D.'s work and complemented them with photobiographical, chronological, and bibliographical portraits unique to this volume.

The essays in Signets span H.D.'s career from the origins of Imagism to late modernism, from the early poems of Sea Garden to the novel HER and the epic poems Trilogy and Helen in Egypt. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Diana Collecott, Robert Duncan, Albert Gelpi, Eileen Gregory, Susan Gubar, Barbara Guest, Elizabeth A. Hirsh, Deborah Kelly Kloepfer, Cassandra Laity, Adalaide Morris, Alicia Ostriker, Cyrena N. Pondrom, Perdita Schaffner, and Louis H. Silverstein. Signets is an essential resource for those interested in H.D., modernism, and feminist criticism and writing.


A collection of essays on the works of Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), American author who made a distinct contribution to modern literature as a poet, novelist, essayist, translator, and memoirist. Long neglected, Doolittle's reputation began to grow with the advent of feminism. The collection includes a chronology, a photobiography, and a selection from the poem Biography by H.D. biographer Barbara Guest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)