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Mapping the intricacies of a dazzling social world, Nino Strachey’s intergenerational history of the Bloomsbury Group traces and celebrates the queer lineage that extended beyond the confines of ‘Old Bloomsbury’, in an open, generous account that is both biography and cultural history.
Read More “Queer Tricks & Hermaphrodite Dances – Nino Strachey’s Young Bloomsbury: A New Queer History”
Iona Glen meets award-winning poet, Polly Atkin, to discuss her recent biography Recovering Dorothy, how Dorothy Wordsworth’s illness has been overlooked in academic scholarship, the marginalisation of those with chronic ill health, poems as time machines and much more.
Read More “An interview with award-winning poet Polly Atkin in Grasmere: ‘When is a cloud lonely in the Lake District?’”
Dancer, singer, actress, activist and spy: Josephine Baker took both the stage and lectern by storm, as beautifully and boldly conceived in Catel and Bocquet’s graphic novel. But when it comes to her queer relationships they’re decidedly silent, writes our reviewer Gabriela Frost.
Read More “Josephine Baker by Catel and Bocquet – a triumph of research and astounding detail”