Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Dorothy Richardson

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Dorothy Richardson
b. 1872, Abingdon, Berkshire, England; d. 1957, Beckenham, Kent, England

Dorothy Richardson was an English novelist and innovator of stream-of-consciousness writing. Her major work, Pilgrimage, was published individually in a series of sequences, or chapters, from 1915 until 1938. Exploring the lived psychology of the female gender, Pilgrimage tells the story of one woman, Miriam Henderson, through the expression of her "interior monologue," or the felt experiences and thoughts of her protagonist.

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