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Author Roiphe, Katie.

Title Uncommon arrangements : seven portraits of married life in London literary circles, 1910-1939 / Katie Roiphe.

Publication Info. New York : Dial Press, 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  828.912 ROI    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  828.91209 ROI    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  828.912 ROI    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  828.912 ROI    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  828.912 ROI    AVAILABLE
Description 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Marriage a? la Mode -- H.G. & Jane Wells -- Katherine Mansfield & John Middleton Murry -- Elizabeth Von Arnim & John Francis Russell -- Vanessa & Clive Bell -- Ottoline & Philip Morrell -- Radclyffe Hall & Una Troubridge -- Vera Brittain & George Gordon Catlin -- Postscript.
Summary Cultural critic Roiphe delves deeply into one of the most layered of subjects: marriage. Drawn in part from the private memoirs, personal correspondence, and long-forgotten journals of the British literary community from 1910 to the Second World War, here are seven "marriages a? la mode"--each rising to the challenge of intimate relations in more or less creative ways: H.G. and Jane Wells; Katherine Mansfield; Vera Brittain and George Gordon Catlin; Vanessa and Clive Bell; and Vanessa's sister Virginia Woolf, herself no stranger to marital particularities, who sustained a brilliant running commentary on the most intimate details of those around her. Every chapter revolves around a crisis that occurred in each of these marriages, and how it was resolved--or not. In these portraits, Roiphe evokes "the fluctuations and shifts in attraction, the mysteries of lasting affection, the endurance and changes in love, and the role of friendship in marriage."--From publisher description.
Subject Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Relations with women.
Women authors, English -- 20th century -- Relations with men.
Man-woman relationships.
ISBN 9780385339377 hardcover
0385339372 hardcover

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