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This novel, a never before published Roman a clef by the famous imagist writer, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), that explores H.D.'s love for women, is a lyrical recreation of the love and loss of her friend and first love, Frances Gregg, and of her later meeting with Bryher who was to become H.D.'s lifelong companion. Spanning the years from H.D.'s childhood in Pennsylvania to th...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by New York University Press
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Susan
Apr 11, 2008 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Poets/Women
If you like Sappho and women's lit., you've gotta read H.D. She was sort of the soul-sister of Sappho and even used some of her ideas. I think it was she who reapeted "For me niether honey nor the bee," which was a famous Sappho quote. Okay, so I love Sappho. Did you know one of her famous fragments was just "You hurt me." She was the first woman to say that, but boy do many of us know what she meant.

Anyway, give H.D. a try. She is an imagist.
Julia
I was not expecting a foreword by Karla Jay! Nonetheless, also read in the laundromat, hate that it ends unfinished, I think this is my favorite of H.D.'s prose, probably because quite painterly.
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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 ea...more
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Collected Poems, 1912-1944 Trilogy: The Walls Do Not Fall / Tribute to the Angels / The Flowering of the Rod Helen in Egypt Selected Poems HERmione

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