Alone! Alone!: Lives of Some Outsider Women (Paperback)

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In the course of over thirty years of writing about psychology, child development, biography, and fiction, Rosemary Dinnage has encountered a variety of outstanding women, all of whom, in one way or another, felt powerfully alone.
Here she brings together her reflections on some of the most memorable of them, including solitaries like the painter Gwen John and the philosopher Simone Weil; muses to partners of genius like Clementine Churchill and Giuseppina Verdi; unstoppable characters like the birth-control advocate Marie Stopes and the children's novelist Enid Blyton; literary survivors like Isak Dinesen and Rebecca West; and, along the way, an assortment of aristocrats, lawbreakers, manic-depressives, transvestites, and storytellers. These women make up a remarkable gallery of the famous, the infamous, the once famous, and the never famous. In telling their stories, Rosemary Dinnage considers what aloneness may really be, how it begins, how it feels, and, above all, how this crucial experience can teach and illuminate as well as hurt.

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Publisher New York Review of Books
Mfg Part# 9781590171714
SKU 31198346
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1590171713
Release Date 10/10/2005
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0296
Publisher New York Review of Books
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