!!> Reading ➻ KoraKa: Novella with "Mira-Mare" ➳ Author H.D. – Reliableradio.co.uk

KoraKa: Novella with "Mira-Mare" Written By H.D In 1930 And Only Published In A 100 Copy Edition For Friends In 1934, Kora And Ka Marked A New Level Of Intensity In The Poet S Experiments With Prose Fiction The Two Long Stories Contained In This Volume, Kora And Ka And Mira Mare, Are At Once Profoundly Autobiographical Yet, Through H.D S Unusual Brand Of Modernist Story Telling, Pushed Beyond Personality The Men And Women Who Haunt These Tales Are Wraiths In Spiritual Exile, Wanderers In A Europe Still Recovering From The Devastations Of World War I Her Descriptions Of The Beaches At Monte Carlo Are Triumphs Of Vivid Detail Bright Watercolors Set Against Brooding Psychological Portraits In Its Exploration Of The Broken Dualities Of Self And Civilization, Kora And Ka Looks Forward To H.D S Masterpieces, Tribute To Freud And Trilogy. For some strange reason I kept thinking of Martha Graham, the woman who developed contemporary dance technique as a juxtaposition It s strange because contemporary dance is a dance form I don t quite understand I always feel like I m missing something I ve been feeling that way about a lot of the things I ve been reading lately, so maybe it s just some sort of thing I m going through I feel like H.D would have been an excellent, award winning blogger if she had been around now. I liked Kora and Ka but LOVED Mira Mare. H.D s novellas are short and rich in imaginary their cultural and theological implications connect with her Freudian interpretation at the time that resembles Joyce s epiphany and Woolf s moments of being.

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