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H.D.


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in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, The United States
September 10, 1886

Died
September 21, 1961

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H.D., Hilda Doolittle, was born on September 10, 1886, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her mother a Moravian, and her father an astronomer, she grew up to be what some have called the finest of all Imagist poets. Her accomplishments, though, extended far beyond her early Imagist poems. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction writings were published on both sides of the Atlantic, and her roles in a few early films also earned her praise. Most of the awards, including the Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Brandeis and Longview Awards came late in her life, when her poetry had begun to break away from strict Imagism. Her days in Pennsylvania were spent among her family and extended family. As a young woman she began li ...more

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Collected Poems, 1912-1944

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Trilogy: The Walls Do Not F...

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Helen in Egypt

4.15 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1961 — 4 editions
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HERmione

3.94 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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Selected Poems

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Sea Garden

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Tribute to Freud: Writing o...

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Notes on Thought and Vision

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Hermetic Definition: Poetry

4.24 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Gift: Novel

3.88 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1982 — 6 editions
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More books by H.D.…
“...if you do not even understand what words say,
how can you expect to pass judgement
on what words conceal?”
H.D., Trilogy: The Walls Do Not Fall / Tribute to the Angels / The Flowering of the Rod

“Words were her plague and words were her redemption.”
H.D., HERmione

“Writing. Love is writing.”
H.D., HERmione

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