Where were the women of the so-called `Auden Generation'?During this era of rapidly changing gender roles,social values and world politics,women produced a rich variety of poetry.But until now their work has largely been lost or ignored;in Women's Poetry of the 1930s Jane Dowson finally redresses the balance and recovers women's place in the literary history of the interwar years.This comprehensive and beautifully edited collection includes:
*Previously uncollected poems by authors such as Winifred Holtby and Naomi Mitchison
*Poems which are now out of print,such as those by Vita Sackville-West and Frances Cornford
*Poems previously neglected by poets including Ann Ridler and Sylvia Townsend Warner
*An extensive critical introduction and individual biographies of each poet
Poetry lovers,students and scholars alike will find Women's Poetry of the 1930s an invaluable resource and a collection to treasure.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Valentine Ackland 1906—1969; Chapter 2 Frances Bellerby 1889—1975; Chapter 3 Lilian Bowes Lyon 1895—1949; Chapter 4 Frances Cornford 1886—1960; Chapter 5 Nancy Cunard 1896—196; Chapter 6 Elizabeth Daryush 1887—1977; Chapter 7 Winifred Holtby 1898—1935; Chapter 8 Sylvia Lynd 1888—1952; Chapter 9 Naomi Mitchison b. 1897; Chapter 10 Ruth Fitter 1897—1992; Chapter 11 Kathleen Raine b. 1908; Chapter 12 Laura (Riding) Jackson 1901—1991; Chapter 13 Anne Ridler b. 1912; Chapter 14 Vita Sackville-West 1892–1962; Chapter 15 E.J. Scovell b. 1907; Chapter 16 Edith Sitwell 1887—1964; Chapter 17 Stevie Smith 1902–1971; Chapter 18 Sylvia Townsend Warner 1893–1978; Chapter 19 Dorothy Wellesley 1889—1956; Chapter 20 Anna Wickham 1884—1947; Chapter 21 The Listener; Chapter 22 Time and Tide 1920—1976;
Jane Dowson is Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, Bedford. She has written extensively on the subject of women's poetry.