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For much of her writing career and for some years after her death H.D. was often associated first and foremost with her own particular mythologically grounded form of imagism, but her achievement - particularly as viewed in the United States - has since come to be seen much more broadly, and has been the subject of much critical discussion. Her later poetry, especially the Trilogy that she wrote in London during the Second World War, is now viewed as a remarkable act of poetic renewal, and a poem to be discussed alongside The Cantos, Paterson, and The Waste Land. H.D.'s prose work offers the bonus of striking portraits of some of the central figures important at various points in her life, including D. H. Lawrence, Richard Aldington, Ezra Pound, and Sigmund Freud.

Hilda Doolittle was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the Moravian Church. Her father was a professor of astronomy, first at Lehigh University and subsequently at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1896 the family moved to a suburb of Philadelphia. H.D. attended Bryn Mawr briefly, but dropped out in 1906 after three semesters. By that time she had met two University of Pennsylvania students interested in poetry, Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, and for a brief period was engaged to Pound. In 1911 she settled in London, and became part of the imagist group alongside Pound, Richard Aldington, T. E. Hulme and F. S. Flint. In 1912 Pound sent

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