Women, Modernism and British Poetry, 1910-1939: Resisting Femininity

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Ashgate, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 285 pages
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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 also assesses women's participation in the diversity of modernist developments which include avant-garde experiments, and chronicles women's involvement in running presses and bookshops, and in writing criticism.

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Jane Dowson is Reader in Twentieth-Century Literature at De Montfort University.

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