Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Richardson, Dorothy
Birth Name: Dorothy Miller Richardson
Pseudonym: A Layman
was in her time, and remains, a singular novelist. Her fiction has never conformed to accepted categories, and still challenges literary critics. Her major work, the series of novels comprising Pilgrimage, is now being read as essential to the development of twentieth-century literature and feminism for its thematic and technical innovations. In addition to Pilgrimage, she wrote non-fiction monographs including art criticism, and contributed numerous reviews, essays, sketches, short stories, and poems to periodicals. She also translated several texts from German and French into English. The term stream of consciousness was first applied to literature in a 1918 review of DR
's work by May Sinclair
From an early age, she fostered relationships with such innovative contemporaries as H. D.
, Dorothy Richardson
, Sylvia Beach
, and Marianne Moore
. In her life writings, Bryher places most importance on her...
The causes of her death were listed as pneumonia and senile dementia. She left an estate valued at £8,665, with Dorothy Richardson
and Irene Cochrane
, her secretary and companion, among her beneficiaries. She was...
In summer 1945 Mary Flannery O'Connor graduated from Georgia College (describing it in the yearbook as [t]he usual bunk).
Gooch, Brad. Flannery. Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
had an affair with H. G. Wells
while he was married to his second wife
and also involved with author Dorothy Richardson
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
Family and Intimate relationships
H. G. Wells
Wells wrote about characters who defied conventional morality. In his own life, he married twice, and had a busy extramarital sexual career. He writes about this himself in the second volume of his autobiography (published...
Family and Intimate relationships
From the beginning, the liaison was fraught with difficulties. When they met, Wells was over forty and still married to his second wife, with whom he had come to an agreement that he would be...
They developed a relationship that was competitive yet sustaining and essential to both. In August 1920 Woolf commented on Mansfield in her diary: a woman caring as I care for writing is rare enough I...
began a friendship with Dorothy Richardson
over tea at Richardson's London home. Bryher secured her invitation with a letter to the author that began, [w]hen I want to remember England, I think of your...
Harriet Shaw Weaver
had approached the Hogarth Press
about publishing Ulysses in April 1918, but the Woolfs declined, mainly because they could not have printed so massive a work themselves and because Leonard could find...
Another close friend of NRS
, J. D. Beresford
, a highly-regarded novelist, was also an important friend to Dorothy Richardson
, and a mentor and support to Macaulay as well as Royde-Smith, and such...
Fitch, Noel Riley. Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. W. W. Norton, 1983.
Intertextuality and Influence
Critic Jean Radford
, for one, holds that the concept of écriture féminine put forward by Cixous here and in later works had been to some extent anticipated by Dorothy Richardson
Winning, Joanne. The Pilgrimage of Dorothy Richardson. University of Wisconsin Press, 2000.
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Richardson, Dorothy. Backwater. Duckworth, 1916.
Richardson, Dorothy. “Chronology; Editorial Commentary”. Windows on Modernism: Selected Letters of Dorothy Richardson, edited by Gloria G. Fromm, University of Georgia Press, 1995, p. xxix - xxxiii; various pages.
Richardson, Dorothy. Clear Horizon. Dent and Cresset, 1935.
Richardson, Dorothy. Dawn’s Left Hand. Duckworth, 1931.
Richardson, Dorothy, and Dorothy Richardson. “De la ponctuation”. Mesures, translated by. Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier.
Richardson, Dorothy. Deadlock. Duckworth, 1921.
Richardson, Dorothy. Gleanings from the Works of George Fox. Headley, 1914.
Richardson, Dorothy. Honeycomb. Duckworth, 1917.
Richardson, Dorothy. Interim. Duckworth, 1919.
Tate, Trudi, and Dorothy Richardson. “Introduction”. Journey to Paradise, Virago, 1989, p. ix - xxxvi.
Richardson, Dorothy. John Austen and the Inseparables. Jackson, 1930.
Richardson, Dorothy, and Trudi Tate. Journey to Paradise. Virago, 1989.
Richardson, Dorothy. Oberland. Duckworth, 1927.
Richardson, Dorothy. Pilgrimage. Dent and Cresset, 1938.
Richardson, Dorothy, and Walter Allen. Pilgrimage. J. M. Dent and Sons, 1967.
Richardson, Dorothy, and J. D. Beresford. Pointed Roofs. Duckworth, 1915.