Recognition of the significance and complexity of DR
's oeuvre has risen markedly since the late 1970s. This predominantly feminist shift has been inspired and facilitated by Gloria Fromm
's major biography, released in 1977...
herself judged this novel probably in some ways the only decent thing I've ever done or shall do.
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press.
Because writing it was delving into her own past consciousness, she found the effort exhausting...
In addition to her chosen themes, DR
also charts the development of female consciousness through her literary techniques, which strongly disrupt gender, generic, and linguistic conventions. In her 1938 foreword to Pilgrimage, she recalls...
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.