Caresse Crosby: From Black Sun to Roccasinibalda

Caresse Crosby: From Black Sun to Roccasinibalda

by Ann C. Carson

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Called by Anais Nin ``a pollen carrier, who mixed, stirred, brewed, and concocted friendships,'' Crosby is best known as an expatriate in 1920s Paris who, with her husband Harry, founded Black Sun Press. Their life in Paris has already been chronicled in Geoffrey Wolfe's Black Sun (1976), which stops with Harry's suicide in 1929. Conover provides no new insights into those hedonistic years, instead concentrating on the following 41 years of Crosby's life as poet, publisher, and social activist. Indeed, though parts of Conover's book closely parallel Crosby's own autobiography ( The Passionate Years , 1968), it provides even more detail of her later years. Still, Crosby remains somewhat of an enigma. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries as a chronicle of a free spirit whose contributions range from the invention of the bra to publishing Pound and Joyce.-- Bill Schenck, Library of Congress

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