English Women

Author: Edith Sitwell
Publisher: Prion Books
ISBN: 1853752487
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this collection of mini-biographies and character sketches, Edith Sitwell muses on the nature of English women and provides sketches ranging from actresses to travellers and authors, including Florence Nightingale, Ellen Terry, Queen Elizabeth I, Virginia Woolf, and Christina Rossetti.

Edith Sitwell

Author: Richard Greene
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405511070
Release Date: 2011-11-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For the better part of forty years, Edith Sitwell's poetry has been neglected by critics. But born into a family of privileged eccentrics, Edith Sitwell was highly regarded by her contemporaries: the great writers and artists of the day who attended her unlikely London literary salon. Her quips and anecdotes were legendary and her works like English Eccentrics confirmed her comic genius, while later she established herself as the quintessential poet of the Blitz. This masterly biography, meticulously researched and drawing on many previously unseen letters, firmly places Edith Sitwell in the literary tradition to which she belongs.

Artistic Outlaws

Author: Sonja Samberger
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825886166
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

"The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic", Gertrude Stein wrote in 1926. Unlike male modernists such as T. S. Eliot or Ezra Pound, the modernist women poets Edith Sitwell, Amy Lowell, Stein and H. D. never became "high" modernist models but remained "artistic outlaws". The present study shows how these women were present on the modernist scene but followed their own concepts and struggled to establish their position as modernist women poets. Defying definition, the four poets not only richly contributed to modernism, but were indeed its developers.

Women Modernism and British Poetry 1910 1939

Author: Jane Dowson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351871518
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Poetry

Primarily a literary history, Women, Modernism and British Poetry, 1910-1939 provides a timely discussion of individual women poets who have become, or are becoming, well-known as their works are reprinted but about whom little has yet been written. This volume recognizes the contributions, overlooked previously, of such British poets as Anna Wickham, Nancy Cunard, Edith Sitwell, Mina Loy, Charlotte Mew, May Sinclair, Vita Sackville-West and Sylvia Townsend Warner; and the impact of such American poets as H.D., Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore and Laura Riding on literary practice in Britain. This book primarily maps the poetry scene in Britain but identifies the significance of the network of writers between London, New York and Paris. It assesses women's participation in the diversity of modernist developments which include avant-garde experiments, quiet, but subtly challenging, formalism and assertive 'new woman' voices. It not only chronicles women's poetry but also their publications and involvement in running presses, bookshops and writing criticism. Although historically situated, it is written from the perspective of contemporary debates concerning the interface of gender and modernism. The author argues that a cohering aesthetic of the poetry is a denial of femininity through various evasions of gendered identity such as masking, male and female impersonations and the rupturing of realist modes.

The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

Author: M. Joannou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137292179
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Social Science

Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

John Betjeman

Author: William S. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198184034
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

Edith Sitwell the Symbolist Order

Author: James D. Brophy
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015014863636
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Literary Criticism

The metaphysical elements of the English poet's work are a focus of a concise discussion of her creative achievement

Edith Sitwell

Author: Geoffrey Elborn
ISBN: UOM:39015006587425
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century British and Irish Women s Poetry

Author: Jane Dowson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521197854
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

This Companion is aimed at students and poetry enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge of some of the finest modern poets. It provides new approaches to a wide range of influential women's poetry, a chronology and guide to further reading.

At Home and Abroad in the Empire

Author: Robin Hackett
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 0874130417
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness. They reject analyses of texts as chronicles of personal psychological development in favor of analyses that assume texts are shaped by their authors' public intellectual involvement. In addition, they offer detailed, specific explorations of ways in which British women in the 1930s narrativize empire and war. Thus they will resonate with significance for readers in the early twenty-first century for whom empire and war, as well as terror and security, are part of the discourse of everyday life. Robin Hackett is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. Freda S. Hauser is an independent scholar. Gay Wachman is retired from the State University of New York-Old Westbury.