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Nancy Cunard was an early twentieth-century modernist poet, journalist, anthologist, biographer, and political activist whose life and literary career were closely intertwined. She was significant as a publisher as well as in these other roles.
10 March 1896 NC was born at the great house of Nevill Holt in Leicestershire, the only child of her parents. Bibliographic Citation link.
1915 NC published a poem for the first time, in the Eton College Chronicle. Bibliographic Citation link.
Spring 1933 With a large manuscript and a mass of pictures, NC went to London to look for a publisher for her anthology on black politics.
15 February 1934 A thousand copies of NC's anthology NEGRO appeared. She sent copies to all contributors, to the press, and to interested libraries in England and the United States. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 March 1965 NC died in Paris in l'Hôpital Cochin, alone under an oxygen tent in a public ward. Bibliographic Citation link.
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