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Intimate Archives: The Preservation of Partnership

Melanie Micir

in The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that some intimate biographical acts are designed as archival projects to be mined later. It suggests that compilers of intimate archives, such as Radclyffe Hall, his ... More


Englands Ancient and Modern: Sylvia Townsend Warner, T. H. White and the Fictions of Medieval Englishness

Janet Montefiore

in Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635092
eISBN:
9780748651924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635092.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents an analysis of Sylvia Townsend Warner's The Corner That Held Them and T.H. White's The Once and Future King, showing that while these novels differ in form and content, they ... More


Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Liberating Devil

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter11 scrutinizes Sylvia Townsend Warner’s (1893–1978) debut novel Lolly Willowes (1926), which tells the tale of spinster Laura ‘Lolly’ Willowes, who ends up becoming a witch liberated and ... More


Literary Contexts

Luke Ferretter

in Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625093
eISBN:
9780748671694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625093.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the influences that shaped Plath as a fiction writer. There are five sections, each of which examines one of the major such influences. These are: (1) Virginia Woolf (2) The New ... More


Death in the Air: Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner in World War II

Maud Ellmann

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay begins with a brief sketch of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s career, highlighting some of her affinities to Woolf. The following section examines how Woolf’s The Years responds to the “dead ... More


The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Melanie Micir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

It's impossible, now, to think of modernism without thinking about gender, sexuality, and the diverse movers and shakers of the early twentieth century. But this was not always so. This book examines ... More


Modernist Bluebeard

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines English modernist versions of Charles Perrault’s French fairy tale, “Bluebeard,” and how the authors used the story to comment on feminism. It looks at the emergence of ... More


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