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Hilda (H.D.) Doolittle
Edited by Norman Holmes Pearson
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ISBN: 978 0 856350 42 9
Categories: 20th Century, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: January 1995
190 x 135 x 11 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
I go where I love and where I am loved,
into the snow;
I go to the things I love
with no thought of duty or pity
from The Flowering of the Rod (2)
HD (1886-1961) is now accepted as 'a major figure in the Modernist movement, with an achieved body of work that can stand comparison with that of Eliot, Pound, Stevens and Williams. She has become, too, an exemplary figure for feminist criticism' (Gabriel Pearson, Times Literary Supplement). Her Trilogy ranks with Eliot's Four Quartets, Pound's Pisan Cantos and poems like Edith Sitwell's 'Still Falls the Rain' as civilian war poetry in a war which tore apart so many of the cities of Europe. The outer violence of the scene touches the deepest nerves, bringing together a remarkable range of human experience and response.
The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), Tribute to the Angels (1945) and The Flowering of the Rod (1946) were first published in small editions which became collectors' items. They were brought together by Carcanet for the first time in 1973 and recognised as a major poem of our time. Here HD decisively transcends the purism of her early styles. She uncovers, through modulation and subversion of a language burdened with history, the very heart of her concerns as a woman of this century carrying the songs and silences of earlier centuries in her bones.
Carcanet publish HD's Collected Poems 1912-1944 and her Selected Poems, as well as Tribute to Freud.
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