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Author Micir, Melanie, author

Title The passion projects : modernist women, intimate archives, unfinished lives / Melanie Micir
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2019]
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Contents Cover; THE PASSION PROJECTS; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION Modernism's Unfinished Lives; The Unfinished Business of 1928: Modernism, Feminism, and the Biographical Act; Intimacy and the Archive; Passionate Commitments; Between Women, Between Generations; CHAPTER 1 Intimate Archives: The Preservation of Partnership; Intimacy Issues; Claiming Radclyffe Hall: An Almost Archival Story; Sylvia Townsend Warner's "Two Tenses"; T. H. White and the Idea of Queer Futurity; The Tin Box: Intimacy, Memory, and the Archive
Archival Scenes: Intimacy across GenerationsCHAPTER 2 Abandoned Lives: Impossible Projects and Archival Remains; Djuna Barnes and the "Disquiet Spirit" of the Baroness; "The Cult of the Past": On the Late Refusal of Hope Mirrlees; "More than a Daughter to Her": Tracing Reputation, Resisting Identity; Unfinished Acts: Facing the Problem of "What to Say & What to Leave Out"; Historic Preservation and Biographical Extravagance: The Case of A Fly in Amber; CHAPTER 3 Modernists Explain Things to Me: Collecting as Queer Feminist Response; Modernism's Midwife: Sylvia Beach's Unfinished Jobs
The Queer Disinheritance of Alice B. ToklasBeyond Biography: Margaret Anderson's "Collection"; CHAPTER 4 The Sense of Unending: Revisiting Virginia Woolf 's Orlando: A Biography; Queer/Late/Modernist Biography; Love Letters and Passion Projects; Vita Sackville-West's Queer Inheritance; Toward an Unfinished Modernism; CODA Biographical Criticism and the Passion Project Now; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book examines biographical projects that modernist women writers undertook to resist the exclusion of their friends, colleagues, lovers, and companions from literary history
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Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Feminism in literature
Gender identity in literature
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism
Women authors -- History -- 20th century
American literature.
English literature.
Feminism in literature.
Gender identity in literature.
Literature, Modern.
Women authors.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691194270