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All We Know: Three Lives (2012)

by Lisa Cohen(Favorite Author)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 1
0374176493 (ISBN13: 9780374176495)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
review 1: Biography containing profiles of three women in the first half of the 20th century as they explored their lives, often skirting the 'L' question. Read this just after the Isherwood bio which made for compare and contrast observations since the time lines were similar. Definitely chick lit, but would be interesting to those interested in this era, and the highly stylized ways (and sexuality) of those times.
review 2: Not the most engrossing book. I think I wld have gotten a lot less out of it had I not read it for my feminist book group which had an excellent moderator who really did her homework on modernism in advance. Reading this book really made me appreciate all the advantages that women and lesbians have today compared to the early 20th century when t
... morehese women were struggling to find their place in the world. I think it is easy to forget how hard it must have been for them. So it's good to be reminded that most women then were not employed, that most lesbians then still felt compelled to got married, etc. less
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Loved it. Biographies of three women, who were a part of history, but usually just footnotes.
Author pushes hard for the significance of these women's lives. The pushing shows.
Exhaustive in scope at many points and frequently, just exhausting.
920.72 C6785 2012
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