Paperback / softback
July 1, 2006
9781930464087
English
392
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The Heart to Artemis

A Writer's Memoir

Out of Africa meets A Moveable Feast in this swashbuckling memoir of courage, literary passion, and adventure

Bryher, adventurer, novelist, publisher flees Victorian Britain for the raucous streets of Cairo and the sultry Parisian cafes. Among the vibrancy of artists and writers in twenties and thirties Paris, London, and beyond, she develops relationships with Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, and many others. This compelling memoir reveals Bryher's unconventional childhood, her relationship with her longtime partner H.D., her impact on modernism, and her profound sense of social justice, helping over 100 people escape from the Nazis before fleeing her safe-house on Lake Geneva and returning to H.D. in London.

Reviews

"Bryher's reputation as a writer rests on her postwar historical novels, but this portrait of a tumultuous era shows her passionate involvement in the present."—The New Yorker

"Bryher's reputation as a writer rests on her postwar historical novels, but this portrait of a tumultuous era shows her passionate involvement in the present."—The New Yorker

"A work so rich in interest, so direct, revealing, and, above all, thought-provoking that this reader found it the most consistently exciting book of its kind to appear in many years."—The New York Times
Wesleyan University Press

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