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After Sappho /

by Schwartz, Selby Wynn, Published by : Text Publishing, (Melbourne, VIC :) , 2022 Physical details: 277 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781922458612 :. List(s) this item appears in: October 2022 Historical Fiction
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New book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Fiction - Historical SCH Issued 12/12/2022 071013
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It's 1895. Amid laundry and bruises, Rina Pierangeli Faccio gives birth to the child of the man who raped her - and who she has also been forced to marry. Unbroken, she determines to change her name; and her life, alongside it. 1902. Romaine Brooks sails for Capri. She has barely enough money for the ferry, nothing for lunch; her paintbrushes are bald and clotted. But she is sure she can sell a painting - and is fervent in her belief that the island is detached from all fates she has previously suffered. In 1923, Virginia Woolf writes: I want to make life fuller - and fuller. Told in a series of cascading vignettes, featuring a multitude of voices, After Sappho is Selby Wynn Schwartz's joyous reimagining of the lives of a brilliant group of feminists, sapphists, artists and writers in the late 19th and early 20th century as they battle for control over their lives; for liberation and for justice.

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