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Posted by on Oct 30, 2020 in Fiction | 0 comments


This is the review of Dorothy Richardson’s novel Pilgrimage, published in the Egoist by May Sinclair in 1918. At the time Richardson had only written the first three novels, starting in 1915. It is a good review in both senses and important as it is the first use of the term stream of consciousness to describe a narrative technique and because even then Sinclair contextualizes Pilgrimage, which can be done further by reading the rest of the articles in the Egoist, and other contemporary avant-garde arts journals. This is the link to the Egoist and an extraordinary digitization project that started at Brown University: The Modernist Journals Project. The link is to this issue of the Egoist, but scroll to the top and click on all the stuff, this is an amazing project that makes available to the public material that has only been accessible through academic libraries.

The Egoist:

Vol. 5, No. 4
Weaver, Harriet Shaw (editor)
London: The New Freewoman, Ltd., 1918-04-01 16 p.; 31.5 x 21 cm

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