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The Resource The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan : sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture, edited by Lois Palken Rudnick

The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan : sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture, edited by Lois Palken Rudnick

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The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan : sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture
Title
The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan
Title remainder
sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
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Language
eng
Summary
Internationally known as a writer, hostess, and patron of the arts of the twentieth century, Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879-1962) is not known for her experiences with venereal disease, unmentioned in her four-volume published memoir. Making the suppressed portions of Luhan's memoirs available for the first time, well-known biographer and cultural critic Lois Rudnick examines Luhan's life through the lenses of venereal disease, psychoanalysis, and sexology. She shows us a mover and shaker of the modern world whose struggles with identity, sexuality, and manic depression speak to the lives of many women of her era. Restricted at the behest of her family until the year 2000, Rudnick's edition of these remarkable documents represents the culmination of more than thirty-five years of study of Luhan's life, writings, lovers, friends, and Luhan's social and cultural milieus in Italy, New York, and New Mexico. They open up new pathways to understanding late Victorian and early modern American and European cultures in the person of a complex woman who led a life filled with immense passion and pain.
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.91092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.L838
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan : sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture, edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Contents
Introduction : "the sins of the fathers" -- Family secrets -- Green horses -- Family affairs -- The Statue of Liberty : a story of taboos -- The doomed : a tragic legend of hearsay and observation -- Doctors : fifty years of experience
Control code
780161585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780826351197
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008605
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other control number
40021272407
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780161585
Label
The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan : sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture, edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index
Contents
Introduction : "the sins of the fathers" -- Family secrets -- Green horses -- Family affairs -- The Statue of Liberty : a story of taboos -- The doomed : a tragic legend of hearsay and observation -- Doctors : fifty years of experience
Control code
780161585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780826351197
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012008605
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other control number
40021272407
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)780161585

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