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‘Its native surroundings’: Marianne Moore, England, and the idea of the ‘characteristic American’

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Marianne Moore claimed that she was ‘Irish by descent, possibly Scotch also, but purely Celtic’. Critics have gone so far as to claim Moore as an Irish-American poet. In so doing they have glossed over the English side of her family background (as did Moore herself). This is perhaps unsurprising, considering that it was Moore's father, from whom she was estranged throughout her life, who was of English ancestry. Nevertheless, this ancestry lurks in the background of her imagination. This arti...

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10.3366/mod.2016.0125

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
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Author
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modernist Cultures Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
48-64
Publication date:
2016-02-01
Acceptance date:
2015-05-26
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2041-1022
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pubs:641600
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uuid:47935a3e-9cc1-4897-bb2b-825d196a10cd
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pubs:641600
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2016-09-06

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