Homosexuality in Italian Literature Society and Culture 1789 1919

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
Denys.

Homosexuality in Italian Literature  Society  and Culture  1789 1919

Author: Lorenzo Benadusi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443892246

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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.

Chic Thrills

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 .

Chic Thrills

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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.

Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter

Some, including letters from Alice Keppel and Sonia Cubitt, are with Violet's
executor, John Phillips. ... Mitchell A. Leaska & John Phillips, (Methuen 1989) Pat
Dansey to Vita, August 1921 (Nigel Nicolson) quoted in Jeffrey Weeks, Sex,
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Mrs  Keppel and Her Daughter

Author: Diana Souhami

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Alice Keppel, the married lover of Queen Victoria's eldest son and great-grandmother to Camilla Parker-Bowles, was a key figure in Edwardian society. Hers was the acceptable face of adultery. Discretion was her hallmark. It was her art to be the king's mistress and yet to laud the Royal Family and the institution of marriage. Formidable and manipulative, her attentions to the king brought her wealth, power, and status. Her daughter Violet Trefusis had a long tempestuous affair with the author and aristocrat Vita Sackville-West, during which Vita left her husband and two sons to travel abroad with Violet. It was a liaison that threatened the fabric of Violet's social world, and her passion and recalcitrance in pursuit of it pitted her against her mother and society. From memoirs, diaries, and letters, Diana Souhami portrays this fascinating and intense mother/daughter relationship in Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Her story of these women, their lovers, and their lovers' mothers, highlights Edwardian - and contemporary - duplicity and double standards and goes to the heart of questions about sexual freedoms.

A Book Of Secrets Illegitimate Daughters Absent Fathers

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1910–21 (London, Methuen, 1989) LeesMilne, James, Harold Nicolson: A
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A Book Of Secrets  Illegitimate Daughters  Absent Fathers

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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.

The Powys Review

Violet. by. Philippe. Jullian. and. John. Phillips . Strangely , they include some
that Leaska and Phillips have missed out ... It might also have been gratifying to
have some of Vita ' s later letters to Violet ( written during the 1940s and 50s and
the ...

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The Antigonish Review

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 .

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Gay Lesbian Literature

... 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 ...

Gay   Lesbian Literature

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Biographical, bibliographical, and critical information on more than four hundred authors who have figured prominently in gay and lesbian literature and culture since 1900.

Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England 1550 1700 Anne Clifford and Lucy Hutchinson

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
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Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England  1550 1700  Anne Clifford and Lucy Hutchinson

Author: Mary Ellen Lamb

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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.

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ZA93 1990 Trefusis , Violet Keppel , Violet to Vita : the letters of Violet Trefusis to
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Womanspeak

... Connie Robertson by Valerie Lawson VIOLET TO VITA : The Letters of Violet
Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West edited by Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips
THE POSTCARDS THAT ATE MY BRAIN WHEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
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Choice

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 ...

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Women Theatre and Performance

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
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Women  Theatre and Performance

Author: Maggie B B. Gale

Publisher: Women, Theatre and Performance

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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.

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TO VITA : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West Viking $ 19 . 95 12
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WRITING VIOLET THE LETTERS OF ... TO VITA TO VITA SACKVILLEWEST
EDITED BY MITCHELL A LEASKA AND OHN PHILLIPS Rape and
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The Listener

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 ...

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World Authors 1900 1950 Lee Saintsbury

The Letters of Vita Sackville - West to Virginia Woolf , 1985 ; Dictionary of
National Biography 1961 - 1970 , 1981 ; Leaska , M . A . ( with J . Phillips , eds . )
Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West , 1910 - 1921
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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.

Virginia Woolf Miscellany

PAPERBACKS : BID AMOUNT _ Leaska , Mitchell A . and John Phillips , Ed .
Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West . London :
Methuen , 1989 . [ First edition in fine condition . ] BID AMOUNT _ Bell , Quentin .

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