Standard Name: Cunard, Nancy
Birth Name: Nancy Cunard
NC 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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|Anthologization||Zora Neale Hurston||
ZNH 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.
Nancy Cunard '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.
|Cultural formation||Laura Riding||
As an American living in England in 1928 she was said by an American friend, Polly Antell , to have become very English,
while Nancy Cunard thought her very tense, dominating, and quietly American...
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books, 2005.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Wyndham Lewis||
WL '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||Violet Trefusis||
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.
|Friends, Associates||H. D.|
|Friends, Associates||Dorothy Richardson|
|Friends, Associates||Sylvia Townsend Warner||
Among the many literary figures personally known to STW were Theodore Francis Powys and his wife Violet (the friends who introduced her to the poet Valentine Ackland ) and novelist Nancy Cunard .
Warner, Sylvia Townsend. “Introduction”. Letters: Sylvia Townsend Warner, edited by William Maxwell, Chatto and Windus, 1982, p. vii - xvii.
Warner, Sylvia Townsend, and David Garnett. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. Sylvia and David: The Townsend Warner / Garnett Letters, edited by Richard Garnett, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994, p. various pages.
|Friends, Associates||Aldous Huxley|
|Friends, Associates||Anna Kavan||
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...
|Friends, Associates||Anna Wickham||
AW frequented popular Bohemian hangouts such as the Café Royal and, later, the Fitzroy Tavern.
According to her friend David Garnett , she preferred the hard-up to the well-off, the doomed and...
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.
|Friends, Associates||Enid Bagnold||
Her biographer says that at Shooters Hill EBturned . . . from [her] artistic friends to society friends.
In fact, however, the upper-class society to which she now made approaches through a new...
Sebba, Anne. Enid Bagnold: The Authorized Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986.
|Friends, Associates||Edith Sitwell|
The world's leading iron works opened at the coal-mining centre of Blaenavon in South Wales; it had the longest extant tunnel and connected to the most extensive canal system.
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.