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H. D.

H. D.AKA Hilda Doolittle

Born: 10-Sep-1886
Birthplace: Bethlehem, PA
Died: 27-Sep-1961
Location of death: Zürich, Switzerland
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Imagist poet, Sea Garden

Father: Charles Doolittle (astronomy professor)
Mother: Helen Wolle
Brother: Gilbert (d. 1918 war)
Boyfriend: Ezra Pound (poet, engaged 1907-08)
Husband: Richard Aldington (poet, b. 1892, m. 1913, div. 1938, d. 1962, one daughter)
Daughter: (d. 1915 childbirth)
Slept with: Cecil Gray (one daughter)
Daughter: Frances Perdita Aldington (b. 1919)
Girlfriend: Bryher (poet, b. 1894, cohabited 1920-46, d. 1983)

    High School: Friends Central High School, Philadelphia, PA (1903)
    University: Bryn Mawr College (dropped out)

    Moravian Ancestry Maternal
    Abortion 1928
    Nervous Breakdown 1946

Author of books:
Sea Garden (1916, poetry)
The Tribute And Circe: Two Poems (1917, poetry)
Hymen (1921, poetry)
Heliodora and Other Poems (1924, poetry)
Palimpsest (1926, novel)
HERmione (1927, novel, pub. 1981 posthumously)
Hedylus (1928, novel)
Red Roses for Bronze (1931, poetry)
Nights (1935, novel)
The Hedgehog (1936, juvenile)
The Walls do not Fall (1944, poetry, part 1 of Trilogy)
Tribute to the Angels (1945, poetry, part 2 of Trilogy)
The Flowering of the Rod (1946, poetry, part 3 of Trilogy)
By Avon River (1949, poetry)
Bid Me to Live (1960, novel)
Helen in Egypt (1961, poetry)
Hermetic Definition (1972, poetry, pub. posthumously)
Paint It Today (1992, novel, pub. posthumously)
Asphodel (1992, novel, pub. posthumously)


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