Selected H.D. Poems
The Modernist poetry of Hilda Doolittle
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14cm, 198pp.
HD (Hilda Doolittle) is now acknowledged as a major Modernist, of the company of Eliot and Pound, Joyce and Lawrence. Selected Poems celebrates her achievement, starting with the Imagist period, including the 'lost' poems of the 1930s in which she discovered her mature voice, the prophetic Trilogy poems of the war years, and concluding with extracts from the late, visionary Helen in Egypt and Hermetic Definition, her most distinctive writing. Like Yeats, she did not go stale but grew old with changing words, new passions and renewing wisdom. In the end she focuses on ecstasy, rebirth and the re-formation of the divided self.
This copy is in very good condition, with some light fading to the wrapper's spine and a little bumping to the corners.