The Story of Winifred Holtby

Author: Vera Brittain

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405515554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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In her bestselling first volume of autobiography, Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain passionately recorded the agonising years of the First World War, lamenting the destruction of a generation which for her included those she most dearly loved - her lover, her brother, her closest friends. In Testament of Friendship Brittain tells the story of the woman who helped her survive those tragic years - the writer Winifred Holtby. They met at Somerville College, Oxford, immediately after the war and their friendship continued through Vera's marriage and their separate but parallel writing careers until Winifred's untimely death at the age of thirty-seven.When she died her fame as a writer was about to reach its peak with the publication of her greatest novel, South Riding. A moving record of a friendship between two women of courage, determination and intelligence, and a wonderful portrait of a lifelong love, Testament of Friendship now takes its rightful place as a Virago Modern Classic, with a new introduction by Mark Bostridge.
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Autobiographical and Biographical Forms

Author: Margaretta Jolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136787445

Category: Reference

Page: 1150

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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a working partnership

Author: Jean E. Kennard

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5665

A feminist literary study of the friendship between two modern British writers as manifested in their works.
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Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Author: Adrian Bingham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199279586

Category: History

Page: 298

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Family Newspapers? provides the first detailed historical study of the modern popular press's coverage of sex and private life, from the start of the mass newspaper reading boom in 1918 to the triumph of the Sun's sexualised journalism in 1978. In this period, newspapers were at the heart of British popular culture, and Fleet Street's preoccupation with sex meant that the press was a hugely significant source of knowledge and imagery about sexual behaviour, personal relationships, and moral codes. Focusing on changing ideas of what sexual content was deemed 'fit to print', Adrian Bingham reveals how editors negotiated the tension between exploiting public curiosity about sex and ensuring that their journalism remained within the bounds of acceptability for a 'family newspaper'. The study challenges established interpretations of social change by drawing attention to the ways in which the press opened up the public discussion of sexuality before the 'permissiveness' of the 1960s. Exploring the spectacular diversity of the press's sexual content - from advice columns to pin-ups, from court reports to celebrity revelations - Bingham offers a rich and thought-provoking investigation of a media form that has done much to shape the character of modern Britain.
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Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars

Author: Alison Light

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135629846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 2911

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Life

Author: Jennifer Birkett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191567892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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From her childhood in Whitby to her long old age in Cambridge, the life of Margaret Storm Jameson (1891-1986), novelist, autobiographer, and political activist, spanned almost the whole of the twentieth century. A self-styled Little Englander by nature, and European by nurture, equally at home, or out of place, in the North Yorkshire moors and seascape of her birth, metropolitan London, rural France, and the capitals of Central Europe, she wrote of country, cities and the exile from both with equal knowledge and sympathy. Out of the changing landscapes of her present, she fashioned her vision of the future. The title of her autobiography, Journey from the North, is a simultaneous evocation and erasure of nostalgia for lost commonality, and in her long life as writer and activist, President of wartime PEN (the association of Poets, Essayist, Novelists) committed to the values of freedom and social justice, she fought to reconcile the conflicting forms of emergent modernity. Her own journey is the generic experience of twentieth-century Britain, and the England she urges on her contemporaries is one that shares the life and mind of Europe. The present book traces the history of that shared experience. It recovers, through her writing, the aspirations and the disappointments of the generation of socialists that was Class 1914. The soldiers returning from the front in 1918, to unemployment and the General Strike of 1926, fight in 1940 alongside Frenchmen, and against Germans, who are victims of the same system: class conflict, nationalist rivalries, imperialist ambition, all for Jameson have the same defining economic horizon. At the end of the odyssey the stark alternatives take shape: Washington or Moscow, the madness of American capitalism, or the oppression of Stalinist Communism. Alongside the narrative of Jameson's life, and the experiences as daughter, wife, and mother that shaped her personality and her career, the book explores her concern with issues of culture and society, cultural memory, and cultural landscapes, her fascination with aesthetic form and the relation of writing to politics, her insight into the materiality of words, and her persistent probing of the nature of the writing subject. It draws on unpublished archive material and brings new research on neglected areas of cultural history into conjunction with literary-critical analyses of Jameson's novels and studies of her journalism and essays. There is an extensive Bibliography of her work.
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Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz

Author: Susan R. Grayzel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502506

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Although the Blitz has come to symbolize the experience of civilians under attack, Germany first launched air raids on Britain at the end of 1914 and continued them during the First World War. With the advent of air warfare, civilians far removed from traditional battle zones became a direct target of war rather than a group shielded from its impact. This is a study of how British civilians experienced and came to terms with aerial warfare during the First and Second World Wars. Memories of the World War I bombings shaped British responses to the various real and imagined war threats of the 1920s and 1930s, including the bombing of civilians during the Spanish Civil War and, ultimately, the Blitz itself. The processes by which different constituent bodies of the British nation responded to the arrival of air power reveal the particular role that gender played in defining civilian participation in modern war.
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Essays on Feminist Legal Theory and Political Philosophy

Author: Susan James,Stephanie Palmer

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131954

Category: Law

Page: 203

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How should feminist theories conceive of the subject? What is it to be a legal person? What part does embodiment play in subjectivity? Can there be a conception of rights which does justice to the social contexts in which rights claims are embedded? Is the way the law constitutes legal subjects a form of violence? These questions lie at the heart of contemporary feminist theory, and in this collection they are addressed by a group of distinguished international scholars working in law, philosophy and politics. The volume, in which the concerns of one author are taken up by others, advances current debate on two interconnected levels. First, it contains original and ground-breaking discussions of the questions raised above. At the same time, it contains a more reflexive strand of argument about the intellectual resources available to feminist thinkers, and the advantages and dangers of borrowing from non-feminist traditions of thought. It thus provides an exceptionally rich examination of contemporary legal and political feminist theory.
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Author: Harold L. Smith

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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"This is an exciting collection that proves - once again - that feminist activity continued after suffrage was won. In a lively series of essays we meet both familiar figures, such as Eleanor Rathbone and Vera Brittain, as well as the unjustly forgotten, who struggled for equal pay, greater job opportunities, better access to birth control and child benefits in an increasingly hostile political climate. Martha Vicinus, University of Michigan, US" I enjoyed reading this book very much. It adds considerably to our knowledge of feminism in the 20th century. Olive Banks, University of Leicester, UK 'The essays in this thought-provoking volume help illuminate both the continuities and conflicts in twentieth-century feminism. Carol Dyhouse, University of Sussex, UK
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Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: N.A

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Supplement X

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 9780684313122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

View: 9606

The "Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 17 sets comprising this series. To see listings of writers for any volume in this section, go to the "Scribner Writers Series section online at www.gale.com/scribners. Among the authors covered in the "Supplement are Robert Herrick, Alan Hollinghurst, Jan Morris, Joe Orton, Dennis Potter, Vikram Seth and Jan Stall worthy.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page: N.A

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A Feminist Life

Author: Deborah Gorham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802083395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 2740

This is a biographical study of the English writer and social activist Vera Brittain, (1893-1970). Author of more than twenty books and a successful journalist, Brittain is best known for her autobiographical Testament of Youth, which is remembered as the most important book of the First World War written from a woman's perspective. In the interwar decades, Vera Brittain became a staunch advocate of equal-rights feminism, an internationalist, and, by the late 1930s, a pacifist. In this book, Deborah Gorham focuses on Vera Brittain's struggles and achievements as a feminist. She contends that in both her public and private life, Brittain was representative of the group of educated middle-class women who brought to fruition the goals of Victorian bourgeois feminism in the years following the Great War.
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Author: Dan P. McAdams,Richard L. Ochberg

Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 979

"The text of this book was originally published, in slightly different form and without the present index, as volume 56, number 1 of the Journal of Personality"--T.p. verso.
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Author: Pamela L. Shelton,Pamela Kester-Shelton

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 641

View: 7772

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of feminist writers from all time periods, written by subject experts.
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Author: Anne Commire,Deborah Klezmer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787640668

Category: History

Page: 746

View: 6999

"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
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The Feminine of Homer

Author: Isobel Hurst

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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An exploration of the role of women writers in the Victorian reception of ancient Greece and Rome. The restrictions which applied to women's learning liberated them from the dullness of a traditional classical education, allowing them to respond imaginatively to classical texts using modern forms such as the novel.
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breaking the surface of silence

Author: Leila Brosnan

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

View: 5967

This first study of Virginia Woolf's non-fiction writing from a historical and theoretical perspective covers in detail Woolf's essays and journalism, including the juvenilia, reviews, critical essays, autobiographical writings, A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas.
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New Womanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Ann Heilmann

Publisher: Pandora Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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The 15 feminist forerunners profiled in this collection are drawn from the so-called New Woman movement that evolved from the women born in the mid-19th century and their successors, the second generation, active at the turn of the century. They found themselves part of the first wave of feminism, women who who worked on such issues such as marital rights, women's economic independence and suffrage. Most critics and scholars have assumed this movement to be a white middle-class affair. this volume spotlights remarkable women from other backgrounds, as well as examining the work of well-known New Women.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

View: 7543

Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
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