Helen of Troy is known for being beautiful. In fact, she's known for being the most beautiful woman, well, ever. But in the poem "Helen," it's hard to access that beauty. H.D.'s Helen is wan and pa...
In H.D.'s "Helen," the Greeks are pissed. Like, majorly P.O.-ed. Paris has absconded to Troy with Helen, and has started the Trojan War (a war that will go on for ten years). But instead of hating...
Women and Femininity
"Helen" doesn't read exactly read like a Feminism 101 textbook, but you can't deny that Helen's gender plays a huge role in her mythology, and of course, in H.D.'s poem. There are so many unanswere...