Nancy Cunard: Heiress, Muse, Political Idealist.
by [Paris in the 1920s] Gordon, Lois.
Columbia University Press,
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Nancy Cunard was heir to the Cunard Shipping line and in the Twenties she moved to Paris where she became involved with the Modernist Movement in art and literature. She published several books of poetry, became the model for many characters in contemporary works of fiction and with her Black lover founded the Hours Press. She published a number of major writers of the period at her press; she also edited and published one of the most important anthologies on African literature, culture and poetry entitled "Negro." She later worked as a journalist during the Thrities covering Mussolini and the Spanish Civil War; suring the Second World War she worked as a translator for the French Underground.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 21716