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Butts, Mary (1890–1937) By Enemark, Nina Angela

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1322-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 13 June 2024, from


Mary Butts was a well-known and prolific British novelist, essayist, poet, and writer of short stories in her time. First published by Robert McAlmon, Butts was acquainted with and admired by a host of familiar modernist figures, such as Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Hilda Doolittle, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, and Djuna Barnes, and was married for many years to the important publisher of modernist writing John Rodker. Despite her prominence on the scene of modernist writing, and having been published in leading modernist journals such as The Dial, the Little Review and the Transatlantic Review, she was largely forgotten after her death until her rediscovery in the early 1990s.

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Enemark, Nina Angela. Butts, Mary (1890–1937). Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis,

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