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

Page: 285

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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

Notes and References KS 1 Renée Vivien , The Muse of the Violets : Poems by
Renée Vivien , Tallahassee , Florida , 1982 , p . 73 . ( Originally 17 Ibid . , p . 108 .
18 M . Leaska and J . Phillips , Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita
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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,
Politics ...

Mrs  Keppel and Her Daughter

Author: Diana Souhami

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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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.

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

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.

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113661284X

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"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

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Mitchell A. Leaska and John Phillips ed., Violet to Vita. The Letters of Violet
Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West (London, 1989), pp. 20–31 and 51. Nigel Nicolson
, Portrait of a Marriage (London, 1990 edn), pp. 3, 99–126. 13. Quentin Bell,
Virginia ...

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Forget glossy period dramas, here is the real story of Britain's super-rich from the First World War to the end of the 'roaring' twenties.

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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

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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.

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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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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Vita and Virginia

Nigel Nicolson notes that : ' While Vita was writing it , she was living her life on
two levels , the actual and the fictional , and as her love for Violet intensified , so
... 4 Violet to Vita : The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville - West , 1910 - 21
, ed . Mitchell A . Leaska and John Phillips ( London , 1989 ) , 79 , 5 June 1918 .

Vita and Virginia

Author: Suzanne Raitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 195

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`When I finished your book, I cried aloud "Phew!" And Phew meant that I wish I had written it. It seems to me remarkable that someone who never knew Vita and Virginia can understand them so much better than me, who knew both well. And I think of you spending all those years writing,researching, contemplating, finding so much that I have never read, never imagined, and coming up with a book that is a marvel of condensation and commitment.' Nigel NicolsonWhen Virginia Woolf first met Vita Sackville-West at Clive Bell's house in 1922, she wrote that Vita made her feel `virgin, shy, and schoolgirlish'. But over the next three years Vita charmed away her shyness, and at the end of 1925 made Virginia her lover.Vita and Virginia examines the creative intimacy between the two, interpreting their relationship in the light of their experience as married lesbians. The contradictions and conflicts of their situation are worked out through the construction of different narratives of femininity, in letters,novels, diaries, and other texts. The book discusses the two women's continual renegotiation of what it means to be female, and suggests that the mutual exchange of different versions of `womenhood' is crucial to the development of their friendship. Vita and Virginia offers innovative readings ofboth women's fiction, their autobiographical texts, and a long-overdue study of Sackville-West's work as a biographer and a novelist.Emphasizing also wider contexts, Suzanne Raitt assesses the links between homosexual desire and literary innovation, public politics and private lives. Her work provides an invaluable new perspective on the relations between sexuality and feminism in modernism.

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The androgyny of the twins and Sauge ' s relationship with them reflects Trefusis
own friendship and love with Vita Sackville - West . Violet to Vita ed . by Mitchell
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Oxford dictionary of national biography

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50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.

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

Author: Wayne R. Dynes

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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.

Classics in Progress

55 M . A . Leaska and J . Phillips ( eds . ) , Violet to Vita : the Letters of Violet
Trefusis to Vita SackvilleWest , 1910 - 1921 ( London 1989 ) X , 56 The letter is
addressed to John Lehmann , and was probably written the day before Woolf ' s ...

Classics in Progress

Author: T. P. Wiseman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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The study of Greco-Roman civilisation is as exciting and innovative today as it has ever been. This intriguing collection of essays by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and new ways of exploring the experiences of the ancient world.Through one and a half millennia of literature, politics, philosophy, law, religion and art, the classical world formed the origin of western culture and thought. This book emphasises the many ways in which it continues to engage with contemporary life. Offering a wide variety of authorial style,the chapters range in subject matter from contemporary poets' exploitation of Greek and Latin authors, via newly discovered literary texts and art works, to modern arguments about ancient democracy and slavery, and close readings of the great poets and philosophers of antiquity.This engaging book reflects the current rejuvenation of classical studies and will fascinate anyone with an interest in western culture.

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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