Material Spirituality in Modernist Women’s Writing

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This book addresses the intersection of spirituality, things and places – both natural and built environments – in the work of these four women modernists. From the living pebbles in Mary Butts's memoir to the pencil sought in Woolf's urban pilgrimage in 'Street Haunting', the Christmas decorations crafted by children in H.D.'s autobiographical novel The Gift and Maud Martha's love of dandelions in Brooks's only novel, things indicate spiritual concerns in these writers' work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781350063464
ISBN (Print)9781350063440
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • Modernism
  • materiality
  • new materialism
  • religion
  • spirituality
  • H.D.
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Mary Butts


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