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Women's Fiction and the Great War

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The Great War stimulated a sudden growth in the novel industry, and the trauma of the war continued to reverberate through much of the fiction published in the years that followed its inglorious end. The essays in this volume, by a number of leading critics in the field, considers some of the best-known, and some of the least-known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Ranging from Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and H.D. to Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts, the contributors challenge current thinking about women's responses to the First World War and explore the differences between women writers of the period, thus questioning the very categorization of "women's writing."

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Challenging current thinking about women's responses to the First World War, and questioning--even as it supports--the categorization of "women's writing," this volume considers some of the best known, and some of the least known, women writers on whose work the war left its impression. The writing of some of the most famous modernist women writers--including Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and HD is reassessed as war literature, and the work of long-neglected authors such as Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts is at last given serious attention.
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Synopsis:

A collection of essays on women's writing of World War I. This volume considers some of the best known, and some of the least known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Among those studied are Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby and Mary Butts.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-288) and index.

Table of Contents

  1. Mrs. Humphrey Ward and the first casualty of war /Helen Small
  2. Payments and face values: Edith Wharton's A son at the front /Mary Conde --'Contagious ecstasy': May Sinclair's war journals /Suzanne Raitt --'A great purifier': the Great War in women's romances and memoirs 1914-1918 /Jane Potter
  3. Dissidence of Vernon Lee: Satan the waster and the will to believe /Gillian Beer
  4. Grotesque and the Great War in To the lighthouse /Tracy Hargreaves --'It goes on happening': Frances Bellerby and the Great War /Nathalie Blondel --'Still some obstinate emotion remains': Radclyffe Hall and the meanings of service /Claire Buck
  5. Flies and violets in Katherine Mansfield /Con Coroneos
  6. Mary Butts, mothers, and war /Mary Hamer
  7. HD's war neurotics /Trudi Tate
  8. Gertrude Stein and war /Elizabeth Gregory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198182788
Editor:
Raitt, Suzanne
Editor:
Tate, Trudi
Editor:
Raitt, Suzanne
Editor:
Tate, Trudi
Author:
Raitt, Suzanne
Author:
Tate, Trudi
Author:
null, Suzanne
Author:
null, Trudi
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Women and literature -- Great Britain.
Subject:
English fiction -- Women authors.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series Volume:
173
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 b/w illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
42.00 in.

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of essays on women's writing of World War I. This volume considers some of the best known, and some of the least known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Among those studied are Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby and Mary Butts.
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