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The Sword Went Out to Sea: (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton

ISBN13: 9780813030661
ISBN: 0813030668
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $55.0
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 336
Average Goodreads rating: 4.71/5 (7 ratings)

The modernist poet and novelist H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) was profoundly interested in the occult and during WWII conducted spiritualist séances in her home. Those experiences form much of the basis for her novel The Sword Went Out to Sea, which features an experimental structure and a blending of autobiography, dream, and vision.
Even though it was far too complex and eccentric for the popular presses of her day, H.D. believed The Sword Went Out to Sea was "the crown" of her years of serious study of esoteric doctrine as well as of her daily writing practice. It has never before been published.