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

Melanie Micir


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 biographical projects that modernist women writers undertook to resist the exclusion of their friends, colleagues, lovers, and companions from literary history. Many of these works were vibrant efforts of modernist countermemory and counterhistory that became casualties in a midcentury battle for literary legitimacy, but that now add a new dimension to our appreciation of such figures as Radclyffe ... More

Keywords: modernism, modernist women writers, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Djuna Barnes, Margaret Anderson, Virginia Woolf

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691193113
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie Micir, author
Washington University in St. Louis