By (author) Hilda Doolittle
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Gift by Hilda Doolittle
Book DescriptionIn recapturing her memories of being a very little girl in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and later on a country place outside Philadelphia, H.D. "let the story tell itself or the child tell it." It is this voice or child's-eye view that lends The Gift its special charm as H.D. recreates the ordinary and extraordinary occasions of her early youth, the nightmares and delights. A road-company presentation of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Christmas Eve with its particular family ritual, a family outing, a disturbing accident--the happenings and incidents, perceptions and misconceptions with which a child's life is crowded are the substance of this most winning book. As she did for the H.D. novel HERmione, H.D.'s daughter, Perdita Schaffner, provides a fine introduction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811208543
(203mm x 132mm x 12mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1982
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hilda Doolittle
Poetry Pamphlets 1-12, Paperback (April 2015)
Collections 1-12 in New Directions' Poetry Pamphlet series
Vale Ave, Paperback (August 2013)
A hymn to Eros that charts the course of two lovers who each seek the other across cultures, myths, and centuries
Tribute to Freud, Paperback (June 2012)
A classic of American literature, now with a new introduction by iconic author and psychotherapist Adam Phillips.
Hermione, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Hilda Doolittle
"H. D's wit, sense of rhythm, and control of language prove the inadequacy of the imagist label that is so often applied to this writer." -Library Journal
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Author Biography - Hilda Doolittle
H.D. (1886-1961) (the pen name of Hilda Doolittle) was born in the Moravian community of Bethlehem, PA in 1886. A major twentieth century poet with "an ear more subtle than Pound's, Moore's, or Yeats's" as Marie Ponsot writes, she was the author of several volumes of poetry, fiction, essays, and memoirs. She is perhaps one of the best-known and prolific women poets of the Modernist era. Bryher Ellerman was a novelist and H.D.'s wealthy companion. She financed H.D.'s therapy with Freud.
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