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Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Jane Marcus and Jean Mills


In the wake of inadequate histories of radical writing and activism, Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger rejects stereotypes of Cunard as spoiled heiress and “sexually dangerous New Woman,” offering instead a bold, unapologetic, evidence-based portrait of a woman and her significant contributions to twenty-first-century considerations of gender, race, and class. This full length critical study by the late, path-breaking feminist scholar, Jane Marcus, rereads Cunard’s identity as a poet, an anthologist, a journalist, and political activist against racism and fascism.

Keywords: Nancy Cunard, Modernism, NegroAnthology, Africana Studies, Racism, Gender Studies, Feminism, Primitivism, T.S. Eliot, Spanish Civil War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781949979299
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Marcus, author

Jean Mills, editor

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Part I Outlaws: The Making of the Woman Poet as Perfect Stranger

Part II Poetry, War, and Primitivism: Making Modern Life

Part III Grands Hommes: Fabricating a Father

Part IV Translating Africa: The Negro Anthology

Part V Reporting War: The Journalism

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