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Author Thomson, George H., 1924-

Title A reader's guide to Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage / George H. Thomson.

Published Greensboro, NC : ELT Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.912 RICHARD/ THOM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series 1880-1920 British authors series ; no. 11.
1880-1920 British authors series ; no. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-169).
Contents Foreword / Kristin Bluemel -- Note on the Texts of Pilgrimage -- Ch. 1. Preliminary Propositions -- Ch. 2. Time & Events in Pilgrimage -- Ch. 3. Pilgrimage: A Chronology -- Ch. 4. Pilgrimage: A Directory of Characters -- Ch. 5. Select Bibliography.
Summary Over the years, Pilgrimage (1915-1967) has been viewed as early Modernism's great documentary novel, as daring experimental fiction, as spiritual autobiography and pioneer of cinematographic technique. No matter what critical viewpoint readers use, Pilgrimage's reputation as a demanding text persists. Like James Joyce's Ulysses, Richardson's 2000 intricately woven pages have challenged readers for decades. She explores a new way of presenting reality in Pilgrimage, one that is immediate rather than retrospective. As the resulting chronicle of events extends itself, however, the larger picture grows puzzling. Scenes change suddenly, characters spring from the long forgotten past, years disappear without a trace.
A Reader's Guide meets these difficulties with a detailed account of the time scheme of the narrative, and a precise chronology of events keyed to the novels by page number for easy reference. Relationships among the principal persons of the story are followed throughout, and all the characters are placed in context in an alphabetically arranged descriptive directory. The book concludes with a select annotated secondary bibliography.
Subject Richardson, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Miller), 1873-1957. Pilgrimage.
Autobiographical fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Literature) -- England.
Variant Title Reader's guide, Pilgrimage.
ISBN 094431810X (acid-free paper)