Flappers

Flappers

Six Women of A Dangerous Generation

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014
Edition: 1st American edition
ISBN: 9780374156084
0374156085
Branch Call Number: 920.72 Mack
Characteristics: xiii, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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TheresaB
Sep 19, 2017

An easy read. I've learned much of 6 famous women living during the 1920s. I'm now curious to learn more.

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evro66
Sep 05, 2014

This is a pretty detailed biography of these 6 women flappers. I liked that the author dedicated a lot of attention to their childhood - it really helps to understand where such kind of people come from. I barely knew these women ( excluding Josephine Baker - the most talented one) before I read the book.
I was always wondering why picture of Nancy could be placed among movie stars - obvious alcoholic with a haunted face expression. so now I know.:)
It is strange that the author presents these women as some kind of role models, as you can judge by the quote I gave here. I think the reason why nowadays we don't know them, and people don't talk about them is that the heroines of the book ( excluding Josephine Baker) had only a teeny tiny talent and became famous for a decade or so only because of their impudence and their readiness to pay ANY price for that moment of fame ( in case of Nancy - mere self-destruction). Sometimes that price they paid was VERY high. I don't think it was worth it.

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evro66
Sep 05, 2014

Even now their aspirations and battles have a resonance for us, and even now they hold up a standard against which our own vision and nerve can be judged

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evro66
Sep 05, 2014

For years he and Tamara had enjoyed the most civilized of marriages. They took lovers, dined at different times and even lived in separate buildings.

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