Michael Field: The Poet

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Broadview Press, Jul 8, 2009 - Poetry - 384 pages

“Michael Field” was the literary pseudonym of two women, Katharine Bradley (1846-1914) and her niece Edith Cooper (1862-1913). The women were poets, playwrights, diarist, and lovers who lived and wrote together during the final decades of the nineteenth century up to World War I. Their arresting poetry has recently gained them a place in the canon, and their extensive engagement with other writers puts them at the centre of fin de siècle literary culture.

This Broadview Edition offers selections from all published books of poetry by Michael Field, and a substantial section of transcriptions from largely unpublished manuscript letters and diaries that gives insight into the extraordinary life and work of the authors. A critical introduction, bibliography, and selection of contemporary reviews are also included.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
11
List of Illustrations
13
A Brief Chronology
15
A Key to Names
17
Introduction
23
Poetry
53
LifeWriting
229
Reviews
353
Index to Names
373
Bibliography of Bradley and Coopers Major Published Volumes
377
Select Bibliography of Critical and Related Work
380
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Marion Thain is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Ana Parejo Vadillo is Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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