All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930
Andrea Barnet

 
ISBN: 1565123816   EAN: 9781565123816
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Physical Info: 1.83 cms H x 22.66 cms L x 15.70 cms W (0.60 kgs) 260 pages
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: March 2004
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They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives and mothers--and decided to live on their own terms. In the process, they became the voices of a new, fierce feminine spirit.
There's Mina Loy, a modernist poet and much-photographed beauty who traveled in pivotal international art circles; blues divas Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters; Edna St. Vincent Millay, the lyric poet who, with her earthy charm and passion, embodied the '20s ideal of sexual daring; the avant-garde publishers Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap; and the wealthy hostesses of the salons, A'Lelia Walker and Mabel Dodge. Among the supporting cast are Emma Goldman, Isadora Duncan, Ma Rainey, Margaret Sanger, and Gertrude Stein.
Andrea Barnet's fascinating accounts of the emotional and artistic lives of these women--together with rare black-and-white photographs, taken by photographers such as Berenice Abbott and Man Ray--capture the women in all their glory.
This is a history of the early feminists who didn't set out to be feminists, a celebration of the rebellious women who paved the way for future generations.

 

Review Citations:

  • Publishers Weekly12/22/2003 pg. 44 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • Booklist03/01/2004 pg. 1126 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • Library Journal03/15/2004 pg. 87 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • New Yorker (The)04/05/2004 pg. 79 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • New York Times04/11/2004 pg. 16 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • Bookpage07/01/2004 pg. 26 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • Black Issues Book Review09/01/2004 pg. 27 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • Choice12/01/2004 pg. 719 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)
  • Foreword09/01/2004 pg. 60 (EAN 9781565123816, Paperback)

 

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