By Lisa Cohen
A revelatory biography of 3 glamorous, complicated, glossy women.
Esther Murphy used to be an excellent manhattan highbrow who dazzled pals and strangers with an unstoppable movement of dialog. yet she by no means accomplished the books she used to be reduced in size to write—a painful failure and but one of those achievement.
The critical fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the mythical actresses and dancers of the 20 th century. Her ephemeral legacy lies within the hundreds of thousands of gadgets she gathered to maintain the reminiscence of these performers and to honor the emotions they inspired.
An icon of high fashion and a way editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing perspectives on costume that drew on her feminism, her rules approximately modernity, and her love of ladies. latest either vividly and invisibly on the heart of cultural lifestyles, she—like Murphy and de Acosta—is now virtually thoroughly forgotten.
In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes those women’s glamorous offerings, advanced disasters, and arguable own lives with lyricism and empathy. right now a chain of intimate photographs and a startling research into variety, superstar, sexuality, and the style of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden heritage of modernism and will pay tribute to 3 compelling lives.
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Croce tells us what he was working on, and that he departed in some of his conclusions from his associates and mentors; he tells us of the events that led to changes in interest from, for example, researches into Italian and Spanish life, to a detailed study of the classic writers in economics inspired by Labriola’s gift of his first essay on the materialist conception of history. Croce tells us that he read it and reread it: ‘I felt my whole mind burst into flame. ’66 We are told that he parted company with Labriola, and how that led to their estrangement, but not in what the departure consisted, or the process by which he arrived at his conclusions, let alone what his conclusions were.
61 Ruskin, John 1907, Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life, three vols, London: George Allen. xxxviii boucher and smith: introduction strokes might lead to an early demise. For Mill, his fear impelled him to want to do three things: to silence his enemies who had said scandalous things about his twenty-one-year relationship with Harriet Taylor before their marriage; to express his intellectual debts, including those to his wife; and to write down many of the ideas that he had not yet committed to print.
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