Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle

[doo-lit-l]
Doolittle, Hilda, pseud. H. D., 1886-1961, American poet, b. Bethlehem, Pa., educated at Bryn Mawr. After 1911 she lived abroad, marrying Richard Aldington in 1913. In England, under the influence of Ezra Pound, she became associated with the imagists and developed into one of the most original poets of the group. Volumes of her verse include Sea Garden (1916), Red Shoes for Bronze (1931), The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), and Bid Me to Live (1960).

See her collected poems, ed. by L. Martz (1983); S. S. Friedman, ed., Analyzing Freud: Letters of H. D., Bryher, and Their Circle (2002); biography by J. Robinson (1982); S. S. Friedman and R. B. DuPlessis, Signets: Reading H. D. (1990).

known as H.D.

(born Sept. 10, 1886, Bethlehem, Pa., U.S.—died Sept. 27, 1961, Zürich, Switz.) U.S. poet. Doolittle went to Europe in 1911 and remained there the rest of her life. One of the first Imagists (see Imagism) and deeply influenced by Ezra Pound, she wrote clear, impersonal, sensuous verse that combined classical themes with modernist techniques. Her later work was looser and more passionate, though it remained erudite and symbolic. Her collections include Sea Garden (1916), Hymen (1921), and Red Roses for Bronze (1929). She was also acclaimed for her translations, verse drama, and prose works.

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