Dorothy Richardson

Standard Name: Richardson, Dorothy
Birth Name: Dorothy Miller Richardson
Nickname: Tottie
Pseudonym: A Layman
DR 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 .


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Bryher
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...
death Violet Hunt
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...
Education Flannery O'Connor
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.
She applied to two universities, and the University of Iowa offered her a scholarship...
Family and Intimate relationships Violet Hunt
VH 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.
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 Rebecca West
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...
Friends, Associates Naomi Royde-Smith
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...
Friends, Associates Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
Neighbours and guests of CADS in Cornwall included J. D. Beresford , Dorothy Richardson , and E. M. Delafield . Noël Coward came for a miserable weekend, when he was ostracized by the family because...
Friends, Associates H. D.
In the 1920s, while HD and Bryher were living rootlessly, sometimes in London, sometimes in Europe, HD's list of acquaintances grew to include Gertrude Stein , Alice B. Toklas , Ernest Hemingway , James Joyce
Friends, Associates Violet Hunt
Distraught over her split with Ford , VH was supported by several of her women writer friends, especially Radclyffe Hall , Dorothy Richardson , Ethel Colburn Mayne , May Sinclair , and Rebecca West .
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster.
Friends, Associates Sylvia Beach
Friends and patrons Dorothy Richardson and Bryher were tireless in recruiting women subscribers to sustain Shakespeare and Company .
Fitch, Noel Riley. Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties. W. W. Norton.
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
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...
Friends, Associates Bryher
Bryher 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...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
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...
Intertextuality and Influence Hélène Cixous
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.


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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.
Richardson, Dorothy. Revolving Lights. Duckworth, 1923.
Richardson, Dorothy. The Quakers Past and Present. Constable, 1914.
Richardson, Dorothy. “The Russian and His Book”. Outlook, pp. 267-8.
Richardson, Dorothy. The Trap. Duckworth, 1925.
Richardson, Dorothy. The Tunnel. Duckworth, 1919.
Richardson, Dorothy. Windows on Modernism: Selected Letters of Dorothy Richardson. Editor Fromm, Gloria G., University of Georgia Press, 1995.