Other literary forms
Although H. D. is known chiefly for her poetry, she did produce works in other genres, including novels, a verse drama, a screenplay, and a children’s novel. The nonfiction trilogy Tribute to Freud, Writing on the Wall, Advent (1974) presents an account of her psychoanalysis with Sigmund Freud in the 1930’s. In End to Torment: A Memoir of Ezra Pound by H. D. (1979), she profiles her mentor.
Other posthumous publications have included HERmione (1981), an autobiographical novel that was written in 1927, and The Gift (1982), a memoir about her childhood that was written in London during the Blitz of World War II. HERmione contains fictionalized depictions of young Pound and others, and it lyrically describes young H. D.’s acceptance of herself as a woman and an artist. The Gift, as it shifts between recollections of childhood and descriptions of the destruction and fear in London wrought by the bombing during World War II, presents revealing looks at H. D.’s view of life.