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Wild girls : Paris, Sappho, and art -- the lives and loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks

Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Wild Girls is the critically acclaimed true story of two wealthy American heiresses---one an artist, the other a writer---whose stormy, passionate love affair captivated Paris's salon set between the wars. Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks were rich, American, eccentric, and grandly lesbian. They met in Paris in 1915, and their relationship lasted more than fifty years, despite infidelity, separation, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Natalie Clifford Barney; Romaine Brooks; Natalie Clifford Barney; Romaine Brooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Souhami
ISBN: 0312343248 9780312343248
OCLC Number: 61131877
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Before Romaine. Liane de Pougy ; 'Sonnets de femmes' ; The Princess Ghika ; Lady Alice ; Renée Vivien ; Renée Vivien's death ; Rue Jacob ; Rémy de Gourmont ; Lily de Gramont ; Ella Waterman Goddard ; St. Mar ; The artist ; The doctors ; Rome and Capri ; John Ellingham Brooks ; Paris ; Gabriele d'Annunzio ; Ida Rubinstein --
Natalie and Romaine. The monocled lady ; Dolly Wilde ; Ladies almanack ; A war interlude ; Tenunous freedoms ; Madame Lahovary ; The last lap.
Responsibility: Diana Souhami.

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"Wild Girls is the critically acclaimed true story of two wealthy American heiresses---one an artist, the other a writer---whose stormy, passionate love affair captivated Paris's salon set between the wars. Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks were rich, American, eccentric, and grandly lesbian. They met in Paris in 1915, and their relationship lasted more than fifty years, despite infidelity, separation, and temperamental differences. Romaine Brooks, a painter, was the product of an unhappy childhood and trusted no one but Natalie. Natalie Barney was passionate about life, sex, and love. Her Friday afternoon salons, attended by Gertrude Stein, and Colette and Edith Sitwell, were a magnet for social introductions and cultural innovations. Drawing from letters, papers, and paintings, Diana Souhami, the award-winning author of Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter, re-creates the lives and loves of this pair of dazzling and wild women."--Publisher's website.

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