Within the Walls and What Do I Love?

HD-DeboWithin the Walls and What Do I Love?

by H.D., edited by Annette Debo

This volume presents two rare works by the modernist writer H.D.: Within the Walls, a collection of fourteen short stories, and What Do I Love?, a set of three long poems. Written during World War II in London, where H.D. chose to stay despite offers of refuge in the United States, the stories and poems recount her experiences during the Blitz. These texts capture the essence of war-torn London from the perspective of a woman with her boots on the ground.

Annette Debo’s nuanced introduction sets the scene for these works. Debo helps us understand a time and place that transformed H.D. into the bold war writer shown in this volume and opens our eyes to the impact of these war experiences on H.D.’s better known works.


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Categories: Literature, Modernism and Postmodernism, Publication Announcement

Author:University Press of Florida


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  1. Publication of Within the Walls and What Do I Love? (intro. and ed. by Annette Debo) | H.D. Society - October 25, 2014

    […] Annette Debo’s new edition of Within the Walls and What Do I Love? (University Press of Florida)  is now available. This makes a great addition to the expanding collection of writing from later in H.D.’s career.  For more information: https://floridabookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/within-the-walls-and-what-do-i-love/ […]

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