Josefa Duran

Standard Name: Duran, Josefa
Used Form: Pepita (Josefa Durán)


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Cultural formation Vita Sackville-West
VSW understood her own nature in terms of a duality of blood created by the union between her maternal grandmother, the Spanish gipsy dancer Pepita (whose biography she wrote), and the Sackville line (through her...
Family and Intimate relationships Vita Sackville-West
VSW 's mother, born Victoria Sackville-West , was the illegitimate daughter of Lionel Sackville-West (later the second Lord Sackville) and Pepita (Josefa Durán) , a Spanish dancer. This unmarried couple lived under assumed names in...
Textual Features Vita Sackville-West
She portrays the long-running relationship between her Spanish courtesan grandmother, Pepita (Josefa Durán) , and her English aristocrat grandfather, Lionel Sackville-West (later the second Lord Sackville) , as one of passion and unconventionality. The Disinherited...
Textual Production Vita Sackville-West
The Hogarth Press published VSW 's Pepita, an account of hergrandmother the Spanish dancer, and also of her mother (one of Pepita's children born outside wedlock) and other relations.
Glendinning, Victoria. Vita. Penguin.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Editors Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne Trautmann, Hogarth Press.
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Wealth and Poverty Vita Sackville-West
This would have meant disproving the marriage of his mother, the dancer Pepita , to her Spanish husband, as well as proving her marriage to Lord Sackville. The case was eventually settled in favour of...


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