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
Author: Lorenzo Benadusi
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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.
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
Author: Juliet Ash
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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.
... A Life (New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978) Glendinning, Victoria, Vita
: The Life of V. SackvilleWest (London, ... and 1993) Leaska, Mitchell A. and John Phillips (eds), Violet to Vita: The letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita SackvilleWest, ...
Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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,
Author: Pamela Horn
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
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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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 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 .