Three Lives | Critical Essay by Margaret M. Dunn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Three Lives.
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Critical Essay by Margaret M. Dunn

SOURCE: “Altered Patterns and New Endings: Reflections of Change in Stein's Three Lives and H. D.'s Palimpsest,” in Frontiers, Vol. IX, No. 2, 1987, pp. 54–59.

In the following essay, Dunn studies Three Lives and H. D.'s Palimpsest for evidence of their authors breaking through literary gender barriers.

In her recent book concerning narrative strategies of twentieth-century women authors, Rachel Blau DuPlessis argues that these writers have had to “write beyond the ending” of the romance plot inherited from the nineteenth century. “Once upon a time,” says DuPlessis, “the end, the rightful end, of women in novels was social—successful courtship, marriage—or judgmental of her sexual and social failure—death.” While “ending” is thus...

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