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Author Bryher, 1894-1983

Title Bryher : two novels : Development and Two selves / Bryher ; introduction by Joanne Winning
Published Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2000]


Description 1 online resource (xli, 289 pages)
Series Living out
Living out.
Contents Development -- Two selves
Summary "Highly readable. ... Offers rare insights into gay life in the first quarter of the twentieth century."â€" Diana Collecott, University of Durham, author of H.D. and Sapphic Modernism. Bryher (born Annie Winifred Ellerman) is perhaps best known today as the lifelong partner of the poet H.D. She was, however, a central figure in modernist and avant-garde cultural experimentation in the early twentieth century; a prolific producer of poetry, novels, autobiography, and criticism; and an intimate and patron of such modernist artists as Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, and Dorothy Richardson. Bryher's own path-breaking writing has remained largely neglected, long out of print, and inaccessible to those interested in her oeuvre. Now, for the first time since their original publication in the early 1920s, two of Bryher's pioneering works of fictionalized autobiography, titled Development and Two Selves, are reprinted in one volume for a new audience of readers, scholars, and critics. Blending poetry, prose, and autobiographical details, Development and Two Selves together constitute a compelling bildungsroman that is among the first ever to follow a young woman's process of coming out. Through the fictionalized character Nancy, the novels trace Bryher's life through her childhood and young adulthood, giving the reader an account of the development of a unique lesbian, feminist, and modernist consciousness. Development and Two Selves recover significant work by one of the first experimenters of the modernist movement and are a welcome reintroduction of the enigmatic Bryher. "Bryher's novels have a strong place in the history of lesbian and transgendered writing. This volume is sure to be a useful tool for modernist studies, women's studies, and queer, gay, and lesbian studies."--Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter. Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman) was a poet, novelist, critic, patron, and editor of the film journal Close Up and the literary magazine Life and Letters Today. Joanne Winning is lecturer in twentieth-century literature at the School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Middlesex University, London
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Lesbian youth -- Fiction
Young women -- England -- Fiction
Young women -- Books and reading -- Fiction
Feminism -- Fiction
Gender dysphoria -- Fiction
Lesbians -- Intellectual life -- Fiction
Autobiographical fiction, English.
Lesbians -- Fiction
Autobiographical fiction, English
Transmasculine people.
Lesbian authors.
Genre/Form Autobiographical fiction, English
LGBTQ+ fiction.
Lesbian fiction.
Queer fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Winning, Joanne, 1968- writer of introduction.
Container of (work): Bryher, 1894-1983. Development
Container of (work): Bryher, 1894-1983. Two selves
ISBN 9780299167738
Other Titles Novels. Selections
Two novels : Development and Two selves
Development and Two selves