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"In her scholarly treatment of H.D.'s book, Zilboorg brings together the fruits of the years of painstaking research and writing that she has devoted to the lives and works of H.D. and Richard Aldington, and, in so doing, provides the reader of this remarkable modernist work with the careful annotation and coherent exegesis it demands."
--Richard Aldington Newsletter
"In Caroline Zilboorg's new edition of Bid Me to Live , a roman à clef by the poet H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)"
"… while the novel provides the voyeuristic pleasures of any good tell-all, it is more compelling when read as an exploration of the toll war takes on bodies, art, and even the most revolutionary of ideas."
"...beautifully written and heartbreaking novel …"
"… a meditation on grief and memory that leaves the reader less enthralled by the romance of war than unsettled by what is left behind."
--Emily Wojcik, Women's Review of Books
“Zilboorg’s excellent critical edition will help introduce this fascinating, much underrated modernist text to a new readership.”
--Modern Language Review
Bid Me to Live is [H.D.’s] finest and most moving novel, and Caroline Zilboorg’s elegant new scholarly edition is a timely reminder of why she was acclaimed for her sinuous prose, which wrestles compellingly with the fault lines of gender, sexuality and psychology, having also been the original imagist poet.
--Women: A Cultural Review