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Richard Aldington and H.D.: Their Lives in Letters

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Richard Aldington and his wife and life-long friend, Hilda Doolittle, known to the world as the poet H.D., wrote to each other frequently about their work, their friends, their children, lovers and companions, and their tempestuous and complex love for one another. In this new revised and expanded edition of Aldington's and H.D.'s intimate correspondence between 1918 and 1961, Caroline Zilboorg explores their personal and professional lives, their friendships, and topics which concerned them both: cultural identity, sexuality, war, and the role of literature in the modern world. The letters collected here with extensive biographical commentary reveal one of the 20th century's most fascinating literary couples.

Book News Annotation:

The selection of letters between the two important modernist writers chronicle their courtship, marriage, and separation; their participation in the development of modernism; their experience of the two world wars; and their often flamboyant bohemian lives in the 1920s and 1930s. Distributed in the US by Palgrave.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book explores the personal and professional lives of Richard Aldington and H.D.'s intimate correspondence between 1918 and 1961, including extensive biographical commentary of one of the 20th century's most fascinating literary couples and pioneers of Modernist literature.

Synopsis:

Richard Aldington and his wife and life-long friend, Hilda Doolittle, known to the world as the poet H.D., wrote to each other frequently about their work, their friends, their children, lovers and companions, and their tempestuous and complex love for one another. In this new revised and expanded edition of Aldington's and H.D.'s intimate correspondence between 1918 and 1961, Caroline Zilboorg explores their personal and professional lives, their friendships, and topics which concerned them both: cultural identity, sexuality, war, and the role of literature in the modern world. The letters collected here with extensive biographical commentary reveal one of the 20th century's most fascinating literary couples.

About the Author

Caroline Zilboorg is a member of Clare Hall and of the English Faculty, Cambridge University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719059728
Editor:
Zilboorg, Caroline
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Editor:
Zilboorg, Caroline
Author:
Zilboorg, Caroline
Author:
Aldington, Richard
Location:
Manchester
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Authors, English -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 21
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 b/w
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Criticism and Discussion
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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This book explores the personal and professional lives of Richard Aldington and H.D.'s intimate correspondence between 1918 and 1961, including extensive biographical commentary of one of the 20th century's most fascinating literary couples and pioneers of Modernist literature.

"Synopsis" by ,
Richard Aldington and his wife and life-long friend, Hilda Doolittle, known to the world as the poet H.D., wrote to each other frequently about their work, their friends, their children, lovers and companions, and their tempestuous and complex love for one another. In this new revised and expanded edition of Aldington's and H.D.'s intimate correspondence between 1918 and 1961, Caroline Zilboorg explores their personal and professional lives, their friendships, and topics which concerned them both: cultural identity, sexuality, war, and the role of literature in the modern world. The letters collected here with extensive biographical commentary reveal one of the 20th century's most fascinating literary couples.

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