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A Curious Peril: H.D.'s Late Modernist Prose

Lara Vetter

Abstract

When World War II appeared imminent, the modernist writer known as H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) declined offers of refuge and chose to remain in London. As devastating as this noncombatant experience was, as a Londoner during the Great War H.D. had learned how prolific she could be during periods of war. A Curious Peril attends to the critically ignored fiction and nonfiction she penned in the aftermath of the Second World War, arguing that our neglect of the narrative prose of this period of her career has bolstered an incomplete portrait of her oeuvre. Though H.D. is not typically considered a “po ... More

Keywords: H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), literature, late modernism, narrative, genre, war, trauma, imperialism, nation, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054568
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054568.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lara Vetter, author
University of North Carolina, Charlotte