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Flappers : six women of a dangerous generation

Author: Judith Mackrell
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American EditionView all editions and formats
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The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka. Glamorised, mythologised and demonised, the women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: People
Biography
Named Person: Diana Cooper; Nancy Cunard; Tallulah Bankhead; Zelda Fitzgerald; Josephine Baker; Tamara de Lempicka
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Mackrell
ISBN: 9780374156084 0374156085
OCLC Number: 844728393
Description: xiii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Author's note and acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Diana --
Nancy --
Tamara --
Tallulah --
Zelda --
Josephine --
Diana --
Tallulah --
Nancy --
Zelda --
Tamara --
Josephine --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Judith Mackrell.

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The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka. Glamorised, mythologised and demonised, the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. This is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signal led another cataclysmic world change. It focuses on six women who between them exemplified the range and daring of that generation's spirit, women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade in which they came of age, the 1920s.

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