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Author Clarke, Bruce, 1950-

Title Dora Marsden and early modernism : gender, individualism, science / Bruce Clarke.

Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1996.


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 Axe Special Collections Welsh  324.62 M351Bc 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
Description ix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Studies in literature and science
Studies in literature and science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-261) and index.
Summary "Bruce Clarke's study of Dora Marsden, who from 1911 to 1919 was founder and editor of influential periodicals the Freewoman, the New Freewoman, and the Egoist provides a fresh perspective on early modernism and its relationship to the cultural radicalism of the period. Arguing that Marsden's contributions have been neglected and misunderstood, Dora Marsden and Early Modernism seeks to restore Marsden to her proper status as one of the major influences on modern British and American literature, as well as the early literary sensibilities of D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, and William Carlos Williams." "Marsden's impressive network of literary relationships also included the likes of Richard Aldington, Edward Carpenter, H.D., T.S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, H.G. Wells, and Rebecca West. The outspoken Marsden's periodicals were engaged with literature, politics, art, philosophy, science, and other central concerns of the Modernist period." "The Freewoman focused on feminist issues and provided a frank public exchange between women and men; the New Freewoman and the Egoist blended literary experimentalism with individualism and anarchism; all three journals reflected the gender roles, aesthetic movements, political identities, and scientific theories that informed the most radical conceptions of art and society in the first two decades of this century."--Jacket.
Contents Self Evolution. Some Preliminary Definitions. "Individualist, Egoist, Anarchist" Idealism and Scientism -- The Freewoman: Dora Marsden's Methods. Leaving the WSPU. "Vivid New Life-Manifestations" -- The New Freewoman: Abandoning the Phrases. "The Moving Impulse" Ezra Pound, Serious Artist. Evolution and Entropy -- Rooms in the Egoist Hotel. Egoism and Imagism. D.H. Lawrence, Individualist -- William Carlos Williams, Imagist and Egoist. Ezra Pound's Invitation. "Tales for the Attentive" and "The Wanderer" An Epistolary Triangle. Williams's "Vortex" "The Great Sex Spiral" Dora Marsden's Philosophic Algebra. Spring and All.
Subject Marsden, Dora, 1882-1960.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
English periodicals -- History -- 20th century.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Editors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Marsden, Dora, 1882-1960 (OCoLC)fst01833035
Authors, English. (OCoLC)fst00821945
Editors. (OCoLC)fst00902475
English periodicals. (OCoLC)fst00912239
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Literature and science. (OCoLC)fst01000093
Modernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01024455
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0472106465 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9780472106462 (hardcover : acid-free paper)

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