Abstract

Abstract:

Like Tender Is the Night, H.D.’s neglected story Kora and Ka was published in 1934 and explores the intersection of war, incest, and national identity. Placing H.D.’s story alongside Fitzgerald’s novel challenges our understanding of the novel as a meditation on its author’s (and Dick Diver’s) disillusionment with U.S. nationalism. Through their incest plots, the two works reveal a complex postwar condition in which melancholia, or unresolvable grief, sustains patriotism.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1755-6333
Print ISSN
1543-3951
Pages
pp. 38-59
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-20
Open Access
No
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