Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922

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Ezra Pound, “The New Sculpture, The Egoist 1, 4 (16 February 1914), 68; as reprinted in Baechler, Litz, and Longenbach (eds. ), Ezra Pound's Poetry and Prose: Contributions to Periodicals, Volume One: 1902–1914, p. 222.
Hapgood and Paxton (eds. ), Outside Modernism, pp. vii, viii.
Janice Radway, A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), p. 219.
bell hooks, TalkingBack: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black (Boston, M. A.: South End Press, 1989).
Syrett notes in her autobiography that Clement Scott, a reviewer for the Daily Telegraph, objected to her female protagonist's decision to have an affair with a married man; Scott also ruined Syrett's own sexual reputation by insinuating that the play was autobiographical. Thus, even though Max Beerbohm wrote enthusiastically about Syrett's play in the Morning Post, the St. James Theatre decided to cancel its run, rather than “sully the purity” of the theatre (The Sheltering Tree [London: G. Bles, 1939], p. 125). Syrett was subsequently asked to resign her teaching job after a student's mother read Scott's review. Subsequent references to The Sheltering Tree will be cited parenthetically in the text.
For a complete bibliography of Syrett's work seeJill Owen, “Netta Syrett: A Chronological, Annotated Bibliography of Her Works, 1890–1940, Bulletin ofBibliography 45,1 (1988), 8–14.
Bonnie J. Robinson notes that Syrett's father was a silk mercer; at the age of 11 she left a “financially privileged home in Landsgate, Kent, to attend England's first high school for girls, the famous London North Collegiate. After four years there, she went on to the Cambridge Higher Local, where she prepared for a teaching career. (Robinson, “Netta Syrett, in William B. Thesing [ed. ] Dictionary of Literary Biography 153, British Short-Fiction Writers, 1880–1914: The Realist Tradition, [Detroit: Gale Research, 1994], p. 357-)
See Regenia Gagnier, Subjectivities: A History of Self-Representation in Britain, 1832–1920 (Oxford University Press, 1991), p. 168.
“Sheltering tree” is a phrase Syrett borrows from Coleridge's 1823 poem, “Youth and Age”; a line from this poem, “friendship is a sheltering tree, appears as the epigraph to the autobiography.
Roland Barthes, S/Z (New York: Hill and Wang, 1974), pp. 4–6.
Sandra Kemp, Charlotte Mitchell, and David Trotter (eds. ), Edwardian Fiction: An Oxford Companion (Oxford University Press, 1997), p. xv. See also Anthea Trodd, Women's Writing in English: Britain 1900–1945 (London and New York: Longman, 1998), especially ch. 2, “The Conditions of Women's Writing”; Joseph McAleer, Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–50 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992); Michael Joseph, The Commercial Side of Literature (London: Hutchinson, 1925); Claude Cockburn, Bestseller: TheBooks that Everyone Read 1900–1939 (London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1972).


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