Subject: Autobiographical fiction. Publication date: 2000. Condition: Light crease near spine and along middle of spine - otherwise as new. Content: Bryher is perhaps best known today as the life-long partner of the poet H.D. She was, however, a central figure in modernist and avant-garde cultural experimentation in the early twentieth century; a prolific producer of poetry, novels, autobiography, and criticism; and an intimate and patron of such modernist artists as Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, and Dorothy Richardson. Blending poetry, prose and autobiographical details, "Development" and "Two Selves" together constitute a compelling bildungsroman that follows a young woman's process of coming out. Through the fictionalized character Nancy, the novels trace Bryher's life through her childhood and young adulthood, giving the reader an account of the development of a unique lesbian, feminist, and modernist consciousness.