A Basic H.D. Bibliography

Note: This bibliography is not comprehensive. It is designed to list works by H.D. of interest to those new to her work. The items listed here may not necessarily be in print, and if unavailable at bookstores may need to be borrowed on interlibrary loan by your local public or university library.

Most of H.D.'s prose is autobiographical, and has been listed here in alphabetical order. Those who wish to approach her prose chronologically should begin by reading The Gift.

Please see also Valencia Community College's H.D. Pathfinder; for information about the POOL films that H.D. appeared in, please see the Collections page.

Poetry--Prose--About H.D.


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About H.D.

A good place to start reading about H.D.'s writing is the
H.D. section of the Multimedia Companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000). Compiled and prepared by Marsha Bryant, it includes critical selections, as well as a bibliography of criticism.

The most complete bibliography is H.D.: a bibliography, 1905-1990 / Michael Boughn. Charlottesville, Published for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia by the University Press of Virginia, 1993. ISBN: 0813914124 ("A Linton R. Massey descriptive bibliography"--T.p. verso.)

Also useful is Mary S. Mathis and Michael King, "An Annotated Bibliography of Works about H.D.: 1969-1985" In: H.D.: Woman and Poet, edited by Michael King. Orono, Maine : National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, c1986. ISBN: 0-915032-69-4.

Barbara Guest's Herself Defined: the Poet H.D. and her World. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984, is very a very popular biography, however the H.D. biography in the Dictionary of Literary Biography is supposed to be more accurate.

There are many other books about H.D.'s life and work. For journal articles, consult the MLA Bibliography.

Also of interest is the H.D. Newsletter and Sagetrieb: a Journal Devoted to Poets in the Imagist/Objectivist Tradition (ISSN 0735-4665, published by the National Poetry Foundation at the University of Maine, Orono, Maine).

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Please see also References to Editions of Works by H.D. for new, forthcoming, or hard to find works.
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