By Lisa Cohen
Esther Murphy used to be an excellent ny highbrow who dazzled neighbors and strangers with an unstoppable move of dialog. yet she by no means entire the books she used to be shriveled to write—a painful failure and but a type of achievement.
The necessary fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the mythical actresses and dancers of the 20th century. Her ephemeral legacy lies within the hundreds of thousands of items she accrued to maintain the reminiscence of these performers and to honor the sentiments they inspired.
An icon of high fashion and a manner editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing perspectives on gown that drew on her feminism, her rules approximately modernity, and her love of ladies. present either vividly and invisibly on the middle of cultural lifestyles, she—like Murphy and de Acosta—is now virtually thoroughly forgotten.
In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes those women's glamorous offerings, complex mess ups, and debatable own lives with lyricism and empathy. right away a sequence of intimate graphics and a startling research into sort, famous person, sexuality, and the style of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden background of modernism and will pay tribute to 3 compelling lives.
All we all know is one among Publishers Weekly's best 10 most sensible Books of 2012
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All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen