The Resource Experimental lives : women and literature, 1900-1945, Mary Loeffelholz

Experimental lives : women and literature, 1900-1945, Mary Loeffelholz

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Experimental lives : women and literature, 1900-1945
Title
Experimental lives
Title remainder
women and literature, 1900-1945
Statement of responsibility
Mary Loeffelholz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women's experience in the first half of the twentieth century was shaped by changes in their legal status, education, employment, and by their struggle for a redefinition of themselves and their place in society. Rejecting the literary and cultural assumptions of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, women novelists, poets, and playwrights of the modernist period used such innovations as shifting narrators, unconventional plots, imagism and symbolism, and the interior monologue to challenge literary and social traditions. Women of this experimental literary period--diverse writers ranging from Amy Lowell and Hilda Doolittle to Virginia Woolf and Zora Neale Hurston--explored such themes as the nature of the self and of consciousness, the role of women and of the artist, and political, social, and personal oppression." "In Experimental Lives Mary Loeffelholz examines the contributions of a broad range of women writers, providing a much-needed revision of the modernist canon and demonstrating the variety and originality of women's writing in this period. In such chapters as "The Women of Imagism," "British Women Novelists," and "Expatriates and Experimentalists," Loeffelholz discusses--by genre and theme--the different streams within the modernist movement, and analyzes the relationships between them. The study challenges traditional, male-oriented interpretations of the modernist period and comments in current criticism, from Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's work to that of Toril Moi and Cary Nelson. Highlighting the volume is a foreword by noted feminist scholar Josephine Donovan. Experimental Lives is a stimulating, in-depth, and comprehensive critical guide that restores women's experience and writing to their rightful place in our understanding of this enormously creative and influential literary period."--Jacket
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1958-
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Loeffelholz, Mary
Index
index present
LC call number
PR116
LC item number
.L64 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Vrouwelijke auteurs
  • Schriftstellerin
  • Literatur
  • Frau
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • English-speaking countries
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • Englisch
Label
Experimental lives : women and literature, 1900-1945, Mary Loeffelholz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-244) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The women of imagism: H.D., Amy Lowell, and Marianne Moore -- Women poets to World War II -- British fiction and consciousness: Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf -- British women novelists -- American fiction: regions of the national culture -- Expatriates and experimentalists: Gertrude Stein and Djuna Barnes -- Short stories and detective fiction: women and the question of mass culture -- Women playwrights and modern drama -- Women in the Harlem Renaissance -- Voices from the margins: autobiography, political fiction, and political poetry -- Conclusion: Modernism beyond the ending
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780805789775
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
92005265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411216
  • (OCoLC)ocm25411216
Label
Experimental lives : women and literature, 1900-1945, Mary Loeffelholz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The women of imagism: H.D., Amy Lowell, and Marianne Moore -- Women poets to World War II -- British fiction and consciousness: Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf -- British women novelists -- American fiction: regions of the national culture -- Expatriates and experimentalists: Gertrude Stein and Djuna Barnes -- Short stories and detective fiction: women and the question of mass culture -- Women playwrights and modern drama -- Women in the Harlem Renaissance -- Voices from the margins: autobiography, political fiction, and political poetry -- Conclusion: Modernism beyond the ending
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780805789775
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
92005265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25411216
  • (OCoLC)ocm25411216

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