Dorothy Richardson

Richardson, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Richardson, 1882–1957, English novelist. Her important work is Pilgrimage (12 vol., 1915–38; omnibus ed. 1938), a novel that records in great detail the inner experience of one woman. In constructing the English novel as a series of images running through the mind of a character, Richardson prefigured Joyce and Woolf. She preferred the label "interior monologue" to stream of consciousness for her work.

See biography by J. Rosenberg (1973); studies by C. R. Blake (1960) and H. Gregory (1967).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Myth of the Heroine: The Female Bildungsroman in the Twentieth Century: Dorothy Richardson, Simone de Beauvoir, Doris Lessing, Christa Wolf
Esther Kleinbord Labovitz.
Peter Lang, 1988 (2nd edition)
Strategies for Showing: Women, Possession, and Representation in English Visual Culture, 1665-1800
Marcia Pointon.
Oxford University Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Abundant Leisure and Extensive Knowledge: Dorothy Richardson"
Men by Women
Janet M. Todd.
Holmes & Meier, vol.2, 1981
Librarian’s tip: Includes "What Are Men to Dorothy Richardson?" begins on p. 168
States of Fantasy
Jacqueline Rose.
Clarendon Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Dorothy Richardson and the Jew"
Dorothy Richardson's Foreword to 'Pilgrimage.'
Thomson, George H.
Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 42, No. 3, Fall 1996
Authors Today and Yesterday: A Companion Volume to Living Authors
Stanley J. Kunitz; Howard Haycraft; Wilbur C. Hadden.
H.W. Wilson, 1933
Librarian’s tip: "Dorothy M. Richardson" begins on p. 562
Conrad in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Approaches and Perspectives
Carola M. Kaplan; Peter Mallios; Andrea White.
Routledge, 2005
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "Conrad on the Borderlands of Modernism: Maurice Greiffenhagen, Dorothy Richardson and the Case of Typhoon"
Modern British Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide
Vicki K. Janik; Del Ivan Janik.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Dorothy Richardson" begins on p. 273
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