Indelible Ink of the Palimpsest: Language, Myth and Narrative in H.D.’s TrilogyFlorida Atlantic Comparative Studies Journal (2008)
AbstractAs a modern poet, H.D. struggled to reconcile her art with her personal experiences and reconcile modern life with literary and mythological tradition. Trilogy rewrites myth as a means of recuperating images of Judeo-Christian, Egyptian and Greek patriarchy into a narrative of female resurrection that draws upon H. D.'s experience as writer, classicist, woman, and poet. H.D. remakes reality in the process of resolving the conflict between the myth that precedes her poem and her own experience by recognizing the continuing power of myth to influence, while revising it to suit her own ends.
Citation InformationMichele Braun. "Indelible Ink of the Palimpsest: Language, Myth and Narrative in H.D.’s Trilogy" Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies Journal Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2008)
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