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She has just as annoying a vocal fry as the red scare girls but it s more high pitched her voice is slower and there’s a lot of uhhhhssss that are followed by all the frustrating things mentioned above If Souhami’s revisionism succeeds in reintroducing the role of women in the history of modernism, it leaves other questions yet begging. The first is the less flattering aspects of some of her subjects—for example, Stein’s relationship with, and early support for, fascists in Spain and France, which Janet Malcolm details in her biography Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice, but Souhami mentions only in passing. The second is the question of women of color, who make occasional appearances in No Modernism Without Lesbians—such as Josephine Baker, who was redefining dance in Paris in the ’20s—but whose general absence becomes especially noticeable when Souhami begins tracing Barney’s lovers, and Barney’s lover’s lovers, a long list of white women.


Had really high hopes for this as I’ve read some of Jessas writing and thought this would be a stimulating political podcast with a leftist tilt Bryher, Beach, Stein, and Barney were further united by their love of interwar Paris. All were expatriates—Bryher from the United Kingdom, the latter three from the United States—who found their way to France in the 1920s. All were pushed from their homes by prevailing efforts to suppress “indecency” in private life and the arts, as typified by Prohibition and censorship. On the other hand, Paris was cheap, as France was still recovering from the carnage of World War I, and Parisian society placed few expectations on expatriates. A comment from Picasso about Beach could stand in for Paris’ perspective of them all: “They are not men, they are not women, they are Americans.”An insider’s account of the rampant misconduct within the Trump administration, including the tumult surrounding the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021. Found myself waiting to hear an actual point being said but things are either alluded to or taken as a matter of fact or if a point is made it’s often rephrased a couple more times to idk fill up time I guess Cunningham, John (27 April 2002). "The real Robinson Crusoe". The Guardian . Retrieved 25 March 2014. Wild girls: Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2004. ISBN 9780297643869. A Sunday Times Book of the Year Winner of the Polari Prize'A book about love, identity, acceptance and the freedom to write, paint, compose and wear corduroy breeches with gaiters.

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Ik heb dit boek met plezier gelezen, maar vind het een vreemd, bijwijlen wat slordig werk. Het valt uiteen in vier niet-echt-aan-elkaar-hangende en vooral ruwe portretten van Sylvia Beach, ‘Bryher’, Nathalie Barney en Gertrude Stein, en meer specifiek: de impact van deze monumentale dames op het modernisme in het begin van de vorige eeuw - met Parijs als middelpunt. Availability of research material was one limiting factor,” says Souhami in explaining the absence of women of color in her work. “Another was the reluctance of mainstream publishers to commission books about little-known people. I hope, despite this, I’ve made a contribution.”Voor wie er al één en ander vanaf weet - waaronder ikzelf - valt er niet zo héél veel nieuws te rapen, want Souhami lijkt vooral de al goed gedocumenteerde levensverhalen wat compacter te brengen. Het verhaal van Sylvia Beach, het iconische “Shakespeare & Co” en de hele hetze met James Joyce is al vaker, en met meer verve, verteld onder meer door Beach zelf, maar ook door bijvoorbeeld Noël Riley Fitch in “Sylvia Beach & The Lost Generation” - aanraders both. I wanted to turn the issue around,” says Souhami of women’s contributions to modernism, “gain the upper hand, move from campaign and argument for acceptance and civil rights, and show what women in same-sex relationships achieved—singly and, even more so, collectively—in that crucial twentieth-century transition to new ways of seeing.” Stein made up for such grovelling when she announced her artistic status by declaring that “20th-century literature is Gertrude Stein”. Her self-puffery now sounds absurd, and Souhami’s view of her as “the mother and father of modernism” is not much more persuasive. At best, Stein was the fairy godmother of modernism. Like Beach and Barney, she kept a salon where she performed the traditional role of hostess, supervising the camaraderie of the male painters, writers and musicians who attended; armed with the inevitable private income, derived in her case from San Francisco streetcars, she amassed an uninsurably valuable collection of paintings by Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse, which she left unframed and sometimes casually stashed in closets. Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher; a patron of artists; a society hostess; a groundbreaking writer. Writer and judge Rachel Holmes said: “In these days of deliberately stoked culture wars Mohsin Zaidi deftly engages us with the harsh, hilarious and inherently human realities of multiple identity. With painful honesty, he shows how no community of class, race, faith or queerness is immune from suspicion and occasional hatred of otherness, nor mercifully from love, laughter and acceptance.”

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