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
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.
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- H.D.: Collected Poems, 1912-1944, edited by Louis L. Martz.
New York: New Directions, 1983. Table of Contents includes:
Sea Garden (1916), The God (1913-1917), Translations
(1915-1920), Hymen (1921), Heliodora (1924), Red Roses for Bronze (1931),
Uncollected and Unpublished Poems, and Trilogy.
- H.D., Selected Poems. New York: Grove Press, 1957.
- Helen in Egypt. New York: New Directions, 1961.
- Hermetic Definition. New York: New Directions, 1972.
- Asphodel, edited with an introduction and biographical notes by
Robert Spoo. Durham and London : Duke University Press, 1992.
- Bid Me to Live: a Madrigal. New York: Dial Press, 1960.
- End to Torment: a Memoir of Ezra Pound by H.D., with the poems from
"Hilda's Book" by Ezra Pound. New York: New Directions, 1979.
- The Gift by H.D., the Complete Text. Edited and annotated by Jane Augustine. Gainesville, Fla. : The University Press of Florida, 1998. (See Charlotte Mandel's review from English Literature in Transition 1880-1920)
- The Hedgehog, introduction by Perdita Schaffner, woodcuts by
George Plank. New York: New Directions, 1988. A children's book,
first issued as a privately printed edition of 300 copies in 1936.
- HERmione. New York: New Directions, 1981.
- Kora and Ka, and MiraMare with an introduction by Robert Spoo.
New York: New Directions (Bibelot
Series, NDP818), 1996.
- Nights. New York: New Directions, 1986. Previously
published in a private edition of 100 copies by Imprimerie Darantiere, Dijon,
France for private circulation.
- Paint It Today, edited and with an introduction by Cassandra Laity.
New York and London: New York University Press, 1992.
- Palimpsest. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Southern Illinois Press;
London and Amsterdam, Feffer & Simons, 1968.
- Tribute to Freud. New York: New Directions, 1985.
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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H.D. for new, forthcoming, or hard to find works.
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