Dorothy Richardson

Dorothy Richardson - Writers and Their Work

Hardback (01 Jun 1995)

Not available for sale

Includes delivery to the United States

Out of stock

This service is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Publisher's Synopsis

Dorothy Richardson is a major modernist novelist, only now beginning to attract the critical attention she deserves. In her time she was regarded as a pioneer, the originator of narrative 'stream of consciousness', her exploration of a woman's consciousness comparable to Proust. In this innovative study, Carol Watts reads her extraordinary thirteen-volume novel Pilgrimagein its context, as a difficult record, a 'screen memory', of the impact of modern urban life on a new woman gradually emerging from the domestic constraints of Victorian tradition. The book draws on Richardson's short fiction and for the first time assesses the significance of her contributions to the avant-garde film journal,Close Up. Richardson's attempt to forge an adequate language for the representation of women's experience in modernity leads her to the public space of silent cinema. This study offers an exciting challenge to common readings of literary modernism, and a powerful argument as to why Dorothy Richardson is not Virginia Woolf.

Book information

ISBN: 9780746307038
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Imprint: Liverpool University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 96
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm