The break-up and Italy After years of tortuous “shilly-shally,” Violet and Vita
decided to leave together for good. They had saved money to buy a house ... 78 Leaska and Phillips, eds., Violet to Vita, 172. 79See above. 80 See above. 81
Author: Lorenzo Benadusi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestitism, and trans-genders represented new ideas, customs, and mentalities which shattered nineteenth-century Italy. At this time, Italy was a state in the making, with a growing population, a fading aristocracy, and new urban classes entering the scene. While still an extremely Catholic country, atheism and secularization slowly undermined the old, traditional morality, with literature and poetry endorsing innovative fashions coming from abroad. Laxity mixed with perversion, while new forms of sexuality mirrored the immense changes taking place in a society that, since time immemorial, was dominated by the Church and by a rigid class system. This was a revolution, parallel to the political movements that brought about the Unification of Italy in 1861, and was tormented, intense, and occasionally tragic. This collection of essays offers a rather comprehensive overview of this phenomenon. Personalities and places, ideas and novels, poetry and tragedy, law and customs, are the subject of ten essays, written by leading international experts in Italian history, the history of sexuality, literature and poetry. The Italian nineteenth century is a time of a number of rapid changes, visible and invisible revolutions, often given less attention than the unification process. This book makes a substantial contribution to Italian studies and modern European history.
18 M. Leaska and J. Phillips , Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita
Sackville - West , 1910-21 , London , 1989 , p . 103 . p . 64 . 1 Renée Vivien , The
Muse of the Violets : Poems by Renée Vivien , Tallahassee , Florida , 1982 , p .
Author: Juliet Ash
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Designed to be as internationally relevant as the fashion it discusses, Chic Thrills extends fashion theory beyond the interpretation of style, and shows how it relates to the economic realities and motivations of those who create the clothing we buy and wear. Among the issues the contributors address are: Feminism and the politics of fashion * The relationship of non-European cultures to Western fashion * Fashion and the negotiation of identity * Recent trends in fashion photography and the media representation of fashion * Industrial conditions, production constraints and the relationship of garment workers to the clothes they make * Playing with a different sex: fashion and the lesbian couple * Fascism and fashion: Paris haute couture under Nazi occupation * Fashion and the postmodern body.
Drawing on wideranging sources and the extensive letters that sustained her marriage, this is a compelling story of love, loss and jealousy, of high-life and low points, of binding affection and illicit passion – a portrait of an ...
Author: Matthew Dennison
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization. In this stunning new biography of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison's Behind the Mask traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vita's lonely childhood at Knole, through her affectionate but ‘open' marriage to Harold Nicolson (during which both husband and wife energetically pursued homosexual affairs, Vita most famously with Virginia Woolf), and through Vita's literary successes and disappointments, to the famous gardens the couple created at Sissinghurst. The book tells how, from her privileged world of the aristocracy, Sackville-West brought her penchant for costume, play-acting and rebellion to the artistic vanguard of modern Britain. Dennison is the acclaimed author of many books including a biography of Queen Victoria. Here, in the first biography to be written of Vita for thirty years, he reveals the whole story and gets behind ‘the beautiful mask' of Vita's public achievements to reveal an often troubled persona which heroically resisted compromise on every level. Drawing on wideranging sources and the extensive letters that sustained her marriage, this is a compelling story of love, loss and jealousy, of high-life and low points, of binding affection and illicit passion – a portrait of an extraordinary, 20th-century life.
... Cambridge University Press, 1991 and 1993) Leaska, Mitchell A. and John Phillips (eds), Violet to Vita: The letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita SackvilleWest,
1910–21 (London, Methuen, 1989) LeesMilne, James, Harold Nicolson: A
Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A BOOK OF SECRETS is a masterfully atmospheric treasure-trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries. Acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd peers into dusty corners to bring a company of unknown women into the light;Alice Keppel was the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales;Eve Fairfax was Lord Grimthorpe's abandoned fiancée and sometime muse of Auguste Rodin;and the novelist Violet Trefusis was the lover of Vita Sackville-West. Taking the reader on a journey of discovery from Ravello to Paris, from Kirkstall Grange in Yorkshire to Vita Sackville-West's home at Knole, A Book of Secrets lucidly gives voice to fragile human connections.
94. better from Violet Keppel to Vita Sackville-West, October 14, 1918, ibid., 95.
Ibid., p. ... Mitchell A. Leaska, The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West,
ed. Mitchell A. beaska andJohn Phillips (New York: Penguin, 1991), p. 49. I05.
Author: Marjorie Garber
"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal
The publication of Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville -
West is meant to be both an ... Mitchell A. Leaska , who already has co - edited
The Letters of Vita Sackville - West to Virginia Woolf , has this time teamed up
with John Phillips . ... It is from Phillips's biography that we first saw collected
together Vita's mound of “ Violetiana ” which was amongst the Sissinghurst
Castle papers .
... translation from the French by Stan Miles , introduction by John Phillips , New
York , Viking , 1988 ; Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville
- West , 1910–1921 , edited by Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips , New York ...
Author: Wayne R. Dynes
Publisher: St James Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Biographical, bibliographical, and critical information on more than four hundred authors who have figured prominently in gay and lesbian literature and culture since 1900.
Louise De Salvo & Mitchell A Leaska ( London : Virago ) ; Violet to Vita , The
Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West , 1910 - 21 ( 1989 ) ed . Mitchell
A . Leaska & John Phillips ( London : Methuen ) . Other sources are cited as used
Author: Mary Ellen Lamb
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of essays examines the literary output of Anne Clifford and Lucy Hutchinson, and gives full attention to their lesser-known material. In Clifford's case the essays explore the identity she fashioned for herself as a property owner, matriarchal head of her family, patron, and historian; and in Hutchinson's case the essays give full attention to her poetry and analyze her contributions to early modern scientific and political writing and place her work in relation to Milton's Paradise Lost.
ZA93 1990 Trefusis , Violet Keppel , Violet to Vita : the letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West , 1910-21 / edited by Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips ;
with an introduction by Mitchell A. Leaska . New York , N.Y. , USA : Penguin ...
Publisher: Best Books
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THE POSTCARDS THAT ATE MY BRAIN WHEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
Violet to Vita : the letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West , 1910-21 , ed .
by Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips . Viking , 1990 ( c1989 ) . 303p index
ISBN 0-670-83542-0 , $ 19.95 Previous accounts of the passionate lesbian affair
( Address : 517 College St. , Suite 233 , Toronto , Ontario M6G 4A2 Canada ) Violet to Vita : the Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West , 1910-21 . Ed .
by Mitchell A. Leaska & John Phillips . New York : Metheun , 1989 ; New York ...
Sources and Bibliography Most of Violet Trefusis's papers are at the Beinecke
Library , Yale University . ... Mitchell A. Leaska & John Phillips , ( Methuen 1989 )
Pat Dansey to Vita , August 1921 ( Nigel Nicolson ) quoted in Jeffrey Weeks , Sex
Author: Diana Souhami
Category: Great Britain
Alice Keppel, mistress to Edward VII, was a formidable, manipulative woman, whose relationship with the king placed her at the centre of Edwardian high society. Her daughter, Violet, was fascinated by her mother's glamour and power. Yet when she fell in love with Vita Sackville-West and embarked on a long, temptuous love affair, she threatened to break all the moral (or amoral) rules of her mother's duplicitious world.
( Photographs - not seen . ) Leaska , Mitchell A . & John Phillips - Eds . VIOLET TO VITA : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West Viking $ 19 . 95 12
/ ? SBN : 670 - 83542 - 0 " Frustrated love ; hopeless separation , ” the theme that
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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.
52 Mitchell A . Leaska and John Phillips , Violet to Vita , The Letters of Violet
Trefusis to Vita Sackville West , 1910 – 1921 ( London , Mandarin , 1991 ) : see
entries for i May 1920 ( p . 209 ) , 14 July 1920 ( p . 225 ) and 28 October 1920 ( p
Author: Maggie B B. Gale
Publisher: Women, Theatre and Performance
Category: Performing Arts
This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' "Mademoiselle Mars," Mme. Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.
... patchwork of a number of traditions is brought together in a whole vitalized by
heterogeneity and difference . Violet to Vita : The letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita
Sackville - West . Mitchell Leaska and John Phillips . New York : Penguin , 1991.
ANN GENEVA VIOLET TO VITA Edited by Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips
Methuen £ 16.99 In 1973 , Vita Sackville - West's son , Nigel Nicolson , published
his Portrait of A Marriage , the core of which was his mother's 80 - page account ...
Strangely , they include some that Leaska and Phillips have missed out of the
present volume . ... It might also have been gratifying to have some of Vita's later
letters to Violet ( written during the 1940s and 50s and the only ones from her to ...