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By Andrea Barnet

ISBN-10: 1565123816

ISBN-13: 9781565123816

They have been shrewdpermanent. Sassy. bold. unique. Eclectic. attractive. And influential. you possibly can name them the 1st divas--and they ran completely wild. They have been poets, actresses, singers, artists, reporters, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They have been thinkers they usually have been drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions anticipated of them--to be other halves and mothers--and determined to continue to exist their very own phrases. within the strategy, they turned the voices of a brand new, fierce female spirit.

There's Mina Loy, a modernist poet and much-photographed attractiveness who traveled in pivotal foreign artwork circles; blues divas Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters; Edna St. Vincent Millay, the lyric poet who, together with her earthy appeal and keenness, embodied the '20s perfect of sexual bold; the avant-garde publishers Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap; and the rich hostesses of the salons, A'Lelia Walker and Mabel ward off. one of the assisting solid are Emma Goldman, Isadora Duncan, Ma Rainey, Margaret Sanger, and Gertrude Stein.

Andrea Barnet's attention-grabbing bills of the emotional and inventive lives of those women--together with infrequent black-and-white pictures, taken by means of photographers resembling Berenice Abbott and guy Ray--capture the ladies in all their glory.

it is a heritage of the early feminists who did not got down to be feminists, a party of the rebellious ladies who cleared the path for destiny generations.

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