Refiguring Modernism: Postmodern feminist readings of Woolf, by Bonnie Kime Scott

By Bonnie Kime Scott

"... a useful reduction to the reconfiguration of literary modernism and of the historical past of the fiction of the 1st 3 a long time of the 20th century." -- Novel "... her readings of texts are really shrewdpermanent and eminently readable." -- Tulsa stories in Women's Literature"... a hard and discerning examine of the modernist period." -- James Joyce Broadsheet (note: evaluation of quantity 1 only)"... hugely very important and fantastically written, developing a contextually wealthy cultural background of Anglo-American modernism. It wears its meticulous erudition frivolously, synthesizing an important volume of study, a lot of it unique archival work." -- Signs"Through her considerate exploration of the lives and paintings of those 3 woman modernists, Scott shapes a brand new feminist literary heritage that effectively reconfigures modernism." -- Woolf stories AnnualIn this revisionary learn of modernism, Bonnie Kime Scott makes a speciality of the literary and cultural contexts that formed Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, and Djuna Barnes. Her analyzing relies upon clean archival explorations, combining postmodern with feminist thought.

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D. would perform a comparable transformation of London railings in "The Walls Fall Down"her own response to the destructions of war. Schlack's identification of Rezia with Ceres is very appropriate here. The war had "smashed a plaster cast of Ceres" in the garden of Septimus's employer, who calculated this as one of the losses of war (85-86). Rezia makes up a maternal, mythic, protective space, comparable to Woolf's nursery space at St. Ives. In her ritual motions, she anticipates the mourners of Percival in The Wavesanothercasualty of patriarchal construction.

Stern, and Virginia Woolf; Ezra Pound Letter to Dora Marsden, copyright 1995 by the Trustees of the Ezra Pound Literary Property Trust, used by permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation, agents. I should also like to acknowledge permission to reprint passages from the published works of Virginia Woolf by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Hogarth Press. Excerpts from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, copyright 1925 by Harcourt Brace & Company and renewed in 1953 by Leonard Woolf, reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Her fictional form alters, correspondingly, in relation to her original scaffolding of moments. Digging out Mrs. Dalloway, is often viewed as her most accomplished modernist work. 12 Mrs. Dalloway permits the study of various attitudes toward mastery with wordsattitudes which often can be divided along gender lines. Authority figures, particularly men, are an important source of words, and only men engage in actual writing. Septimus is the novel's only poet. Lady Bruton must rely on her male luncheon guests, Hugh Whitbread and Mr.

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