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The Resource Between the sheets : the literary liaisons of nine 20th-century women writers, Lesley McDowell

Between the sheets : the literary liaisons of nine 20th-century women writers, Lesley McDowell

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Between the sheets : the literary liaisons of nine 20th-century women writers
Title
Between the sheets
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the literary liaisons of nine 20th-century women writers
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Lesley McDowell
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Language
eng
Summary
Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? Why did Simone DeBeauvoir pimp for Jean-Paul Sartre? The list of the damages done in each of these sexual relationships between female writers and their male literary partners is long, but each relationship provokes the same question: would these women have become the writers they became without the experience of their own particular literary relationships? Focusing on the diaries, letters, and journals of each woman, this work explores nine famous literary liaisons of the twentieth century. The author examines the extent to which each woman was prepared to put artistic ambition before personal happiness, and how dependent on their male writing partners these women felt themselves to be. She probes the consequences of the women's codependence and reveals how in many instances, their partnerships liberated unspoken desires, encouraged artistic innovations, and even shored up literary reputations. Fascinating and innovative, this book is an invaluable addition to libraries of literary criticism and feminism
Summary
Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? Why did Simone DeBeauvoir pimp for Jean-Paul Sartre? The list of the damages done in each of these sexual relationships between female writers and their male literary partners is long, but each relationship provokes the same question: would these women have become the writers they became without the experience of their own particular literary relationships? Focusing on the diaries, letters, and journals of each woman, this work explores nine famous literary liaisons of the twentieth century. The author examines the extent to which each woman was prepared to put artistic ambition before personal happiness, and how dependent on their male writing partners these women felt themselves to be. She probes the consequences of the women's codependence and reveals how in many instances, their partnerships liberated unspoken desires, encouraged artistic innovations, and even shored up literary reputations
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10033814
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UKM
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McDowell, Lesley
Dewey number
809.89287
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Women authors
  • Women authors
  • Women and literature
Target audience
adult
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the literary liaisons of nine 20th century women writers
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Between the sheets : the literary liaisons of nine 20th-century women writers, Lesley McDowell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-354) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "companion" : Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry -- The "novice" : H.D. and Ezra Pound -- The "mother" : Rebecca West and H.G. Wells -- The "ingénue : Jean Rhys and Ford Madox Ford -- The "mistress" : Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller -- The "long-termer" : Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- The "survivor" : Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway -- The "chaser" : Elizabeth Smart and George Barker -- The "wife" : Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780715639092
Isbn Type
(UK : hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)502415521
  • ocn502415521
  • OCoLC
Label
Between the sheets : the literary liaisons of nine 20th-century women writers, Lesley McDowell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "companion" : Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry -- The "novice" : H.D. and Ezra Pound -- The "mother" : Rebecca West and H.G. Wells -- The "ingénue : Jean Rhys and Ford Madox Ford -- The "mistress" : Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller -- The "long-termer" : Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- The "survivor" : Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway -- The "chaser" : Elizabeth Smart and George Barker -- The "wife" : Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780715639092
Isbn Type
(UK : hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)502415521
  • ocn502415521
  • OCoLC

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