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Carrington's Letters von Dora Carrington

Carrington's Letters Dora Carrington

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Zusammenfassung

Dora Carrington was considered an outsider to Bloomsbury. For over a decade she was the companion of gay writer Lytton Strachey, and killed herself, when he died in 1932. She was friends with the greatest minds of the day and her correspondence stars a roster of fascinating characters. This book deals with Carrington's letters.

Carrington's Letters Zusammenfassung

Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships Dora Carrington

'Your letters are a great pleasure. I lap them down with breakfast and they do me more good than tonics, blood capsules or iron jelloids' Lytton Strachey

Dora Carrington was considered an outsider to Bloomsbury, but she lived right at its heart. Known only by her surname, she was the star of her year at the Slade School of Fine Art, but never achieved the fame her early career promised. For over a decade she was the companion of homosexual writer Lytton Strachey, and killed herself, stricken without him, when he died in 1932. She was also a prolific and exuberant correspondent.

Carrington was not consciously a pioneer or a feminist, but in her determination to live life according to her own nature - especially in relation to her work, her passionate friendships and her fluid attitude to sex, gender and sexuality - she fought battles that remain familiar and urgent today. She was friends with the greatest minds of the day and her correspondence stars a roster of fascinating characters - Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Rosamund Lehmann, Maynard Keynes to name but a few.

Carrington's Letters introduces the maverick artist and compelling personality to a new generation for the first time with fresh correspondence never before published. Unmediated, passionate, startlingly honest and very playful, reading Carrington's letters is like having her whisper in your ear and embrace you gleefully.

Carrington's Letters Bewertungen

Though Virginia and Vanessa, Clive and Bertie, Bunny and Roger all feature, this is much more than another tribute to the tribe -- Michael Bird * Daily Telegraph *
Chisholm's masterstoke is to celebrate the letter as artwork... Letters are, of course, a site of aesthetic experiment and creativity, and to view them as such permits the artistry of the fragment to stand, enabling the collage collection to tell other stories of form and function -- Amber K. Regis * Times Literary Supplement *

Über Dora Carrington

Dora Carrington was born in 1893 in Hereford. At seventeen she enrolled at the Slade School of Fine Art, part of an extraordinary generation of painters including Mark Gertler and Paul and John Nash. She painted her friends, her house, her animals, her furniture and designed jackets for books published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press. She was the long-time companion of writer Lytton Strachey, though in 1921 she married Ralph Partridge, who joined her and Lytton in a largely harmonious menage a trois. In 1932, after the death of Strachey from cancer, she committed suicide, aged thirty-eight.

Anne Chisholm is a biographer and critic who has also worked in journalism and publishing. She has written biographies of Nancy Cunard, which won the Silver PEN Prize for non-fiction, Lord Beaverbrook (with Michael Davie) which was runner-up for the Hawthornden Prize, and, most recently, of the diarist and Bloomsbury insider Frances Partridge, which was shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Award. She is a former chair and now vice president of the Royal Society of Literature.

Zusätzliche Informationen

GOR011236450
9780701187583
0701187581
Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships Dora Carrington
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Vintage Publishing
2017-11-13
448
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