Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)

Doolittle, Hilda

Hilda Doolittle, pseud. H. D., 1886–1961, American poet, b. Bethlehem, Pa., educated at Bryn Mawr. After 1911 she lived abroad, marrying Richard Aldington in 1913. In England, under the influence of Ezra Pound, she became associated with the imagists and developed into one of the most original poets of the group. Volumes of her verse include Sea Garden (1916), Red Shoes for Bronze (1931), The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), and Bid Me to Live (1960).

See her collected poems, ed. by L. Martz (1983); S. S. Friedman, ed., Analyzing Freud: Letters of H. D., Bryher, and Their Circle (2002); biography by J. Robinson (1982); S. S. Friedman and R. B. DuPlessis, Signets: Reading H. D. (1990).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Hilda Doolittle (H.D.): Selected full-text books and articles

The Classical World of H. D By Thomas Burnett Swann University of Nebraska Press, 1962
Psyche Reborn: The Emergence of H.D. By Susan Stanford Friedman Indiana University Press, 1987
Trilogy By H. D New Directions, 1973
Collected Poems, 1912-1944 By H. D.; Louis L. Martz New Directions, 1983
Hermetic Definition By H. D New Directions, 1972
Nights By H. D New Directions, 1986
Queer Poetics: Five Modernist Women Writers By Mary E. Galvin Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "'A Curious Secret': H.D. and the Palimpsest of Sexual Identity"
Faith of a (Woman) Writer By Alice Kessler-Harris; William McBrien Greenwood Press, 1988
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 30 "An End to Torment: H.D.'s Metonymic Course"
Women's Fiction and the Great War By Suzanne Raitt; Trudi Tate Clarendon Press, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 11 "HD's War Neurotics"
American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook By Laurie Champion Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "H. D. 'Hilda Doolittle', 1886-1961" p. 87
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