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Exist otherwise : the life and works of Claude Cahun

Author: Jennifer Laurie Shaw; Claude Cahun
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books Ltd, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the turmoil of the 1920s and '30s, Claude Cahun challenged gender stereotypes with her powerful photographs, photomontages and writings -- work that appears contemporary, or even ahead of our time, when viewed with twenty-first-century eyes. Cahun wrote poetry and prose for major French literary magazines, worked in avant-garde theatre, and was both comrade and critical outsider of the Surrealists. Her artful  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Claude Cahun; Claude Cahun; Claude Cahun
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Laurie Shaw; Claude Cahun
ISBN: 9781780237282 1780237286
OCLC Number: 987763954
Description: 326 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Views and visions: Nantes, 1894-1920 --
Heroines, theatre, masquerade: the 1920s in Paris --
To embody my own revolt: surrealism and politics in the 1930s --
Spiritual arms instead of firearms: Cahun and Moore on the Isle of Jersey --
Conclusion: Return to the farm without a name --
Appendix: A selection of Claude Cahun's writings.
Other Titles: Life and works of Claude Cahun
Claude Cahun
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Shaw.


This is the first work in English to tell the full story of Claude Cahun's art and life. It both recounts her life and analyzes her complex writings and images, making them available to a wide  Read more...


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