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Author Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962.

Title The suppressed memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan : sex, syphilis, and psychoanalysis in the making of modern American culture / edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "The Sins of the Fathers"; 1: Family Secrets; 2: Green Horses; 3: Family Affairs; 4: The Statue of Liberty: A Story of Taboos; 5: The Doomed: A Tragic Legend of Hearsay and Observation; Epilogue: Doctors: Fifty Years of Experience; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
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."--Project Muse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962 -- Diaries.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962 -- Health.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962 -- Mental health.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962 -- Sexual behavior.
Subculture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Syphilis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Women intellectuals -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Sources.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Rudnick, Lois Palken, 1944-
LC no. 2012008605
ISBN 0826351212 (electronic bk.)
9780826351210 (electronic bk.)