Book Description: Under the premise that modernism as we were taught it at mid-century was unconsciously gendered masculine. The inscriptions of mothers and women, and more broadly of sexuality and gender, were not adequately decoded, if detected at all. Though some of the aesthetic and political pronouncements of women writers had been offered in public, they had not circulated widely and were rarely collected for academic recirculation. Women were deemed old-fashioned or of merely anecdotal interest.In this vein, this anthology is a distinguished collection of writers that demonstrates how revisions of Modernist definitions might proceed. It returns to library archives and private collections to discover much that has been overlooked or misplaced in this movement: letters, diaries, magazines and small press publications, criticism, literary-historical documents, and out-of-print or never published literary works. Each section of the volume is edited and introduced by a scholar familiar with the author presented therein, accustomed to doing archival study, and interested in pursuing feminist criticism. The contributing editors have chosen the primary texts to be included. They were encouraged to select and discuss works that offer women writers' theories of writing or illuminate neglected dynamics and concepts of gender in literary forms and production.