[Msa-discuss] Embroidery in Modernist Works

Jim Bloom bloom at muhlenberg.edu
Tue Jun 26 15:47:20 EDT 2012

In House MIrth  Lilly Bart has to learn how to sew and Mattie sews for
a couple of pages in Ethan Frome.
Lots of sewing in  Abraham Cahan's 1917 novel The Rise of David
"There had been cooking
and sewing and sweeping and the deep dream of sleeping grey skies in
winter. Always it had been like that and she had been happy." Long
Black Song"" by Richard Wright

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>>> David McWhirter <d-mcwhirter at tamu.edu> 6/26/2012 3:28 PM >>>
Henry James's New York Edition prefaces repeatedly employ embroidery
images/metaphors to talk about the novelist's art.  David

On 6/26/2012 1:32 PM, Jennifer Williams wrote: 

Dear All, 

I'm trying to work through an idea about embroidery and sewing in the
works of modernist writers.  I honestly don't know if this is a broad
question or not, but does anyone know of works that include references
to or scenes of embroidery and sewing?

Thanks very much,



Jennifer Hardy Williams

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