Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Cunard, Nancy
Birth Name: 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.
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's massive anthology NEGRO, published on 15 February 1934, included nineteen items of poetry and prose translated from French by SB
Federman, Raymond, and John Fletcher. Samuel Beckett. University of California Press, 1970.
Zora Neale Hurston
was invited to contribute to Nancy Cunard
's landmark anthology Negro: An Anthology (1934). Six of Hurston's essays were included.
Harris, Trudier, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 51. Gale Research, 1987.
As an American living in England in 1928 she was said by an American friend, Polly Antell
, to have become very English,
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books, 2005.
while Nancy Cunard
thought her very tense, dominating, and quietly American...
At thirteen VSW
began attending a small day school run by Helen Wolff
(whose name is variously spelled in various sources) in South Audley Street, off Park Lane. The staff were mostly male. Vita...
Sometime after 1904, IT
and her next elder sister, Felicity, began attending Miss Wolff
's day school, an unconventional school held at the private home of Miss Wolff at South Audley Street, London. There...
Family and Intimate relationships
's problematic views on women surface in his writing and his life. He had numerous affairs with women (including writer Nancy Cunard
), and these liaisons produced several illegitimate children, all of whom he...
Family and Intimate relationships
Later, while Violet was with Pat at Bordighera in Italy in March 1920 (almost immediately after the failed elopement with Vita), Denys was at Monte Carlo with Nancy Cunard
Trefusis, Violet. “Introduction”. Violet to Vita, edited by Mitchell A. Leaska, Methuen, 1989, pp. 1-52.
Jullian, Philippe, John Nova Phillips, Violet Trefusis, and Vita Sackville-West. Violet Trefusis: Life and Letters. Hamish Hamilton, 1976.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo, 1997.
After her relationship with Stuart Edmonds ended, AK
developed a large and close circle of friends who doted on her. Her friends were almost exclusively homosexual men, and she developed a reputation for not getting...
frequented popular Bohemian hangouts such as the Café Royal and, later, the Fitzroy Tavern.
Wickham, Anna. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by David Garnett, Chatto and Windus, 1971, pp. 7-11.
Hepburn, James, Anna Wickham, and James Hepburn. “Anna Wickham: A Memoir”. The Writings of Anna Wickham, Free Woman and Poet, edited by Reginald Donald Smith, Virago Press, 1984, pp. 1-48.
According to her friend David Garnett
, she preferred the hard-up to the well-off, the doomed and...
Her biographer says that at Shooters Hill EBturned . . . from [her] artistic friends to society friends.
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.
In fact, however, the upper-class society to which she now made approaches through a new...
Beginning her editorship of Wheels, ES
made other friendships, including those with Nancy Cunard
, Nina Hamnett
(whom she describes as generous and courageous), Walter Sickert
(whose generosity and sense of fun she celebrates),...
The Cunard Company
's iron steamship the Persia crossed the Atlantic at an average speed of 13.49 knots, establishing itself as the fastest vessel in the world.
1 January 1916
The British edition of Vogue (an American fashion magazine) began publishing from Condé Nast
in Hanover Square, London.
Nine black youths were tried in Scottsboro, Alabama, for allegedly raping two white women three weeks before; the death sentences passed on them were overturned by the US Supreme Court
the following year.
18 July 1936
The Spanish Civil War began between the Republicans (including Communists) and the Fascists led by Francisco Franco
and John Bagguley
presented a questionnaire to writers on the model of Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War, by Nancy Cunard
and others (November 1937). They published the results in Authors...
Cunard, Nancy, editor. Authors Take Sides on the Spanish War. Left Review, 1937.
Cunard, Nancy. Black Man and White Ladyship. Privately printed, 1931.
Cunard, Nancy, and Pablo Neruda. Cinq Poèmes : les poétes du monde défendent le peuple espagnol. Hours Press, 1937.
Cunard, Nancy, and Henry Crowder. “Equitorial Way; Memory Blues”. Henry-Music, Hours Press, 1930.
Cunard, Nancy. Essays on Race and Empire. Editor Moynagh, Maureen, Broadview, 2002.
Cunard, Nancy. GM: Memories of George Moore. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956.
Cunard, Nancy. Grand Man. Secker and Warburg, 1954.
Cunard, Nancy. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by Sandeep Parmar, Carcanet, 2016, p. xi - xli.
Cunard, Nancy. NEGRO. Published by Nancy Cunard at Wishart, 1934.
Cunard, Nancy. Nous gens d’Espagne, 1945-1949. Imprint Labau, 1949.
Cunard, Nancy. Outlaws. Elkin Mathews, 1921.
Cunard, Nancy. Parallax. Hogarth Press, 1925.
Cunard, Nancy. Poems (two) 1925. Aquila, 1930.
Cunard, Nancy, editor. Poems for France. La France Libre, 1944.
Cunard, Nancy. Relève into Maquis. Grasshopper, 1944.