The Bohemian is by nature, if not by habit, a cosmopolite, with a general sympathy for the fine arts, and for all things above and beyond convention. The Bohemian is not, like the creature of society, a victim of rules and customs; he steps over them with an easy, graceful, joyous unconnsciousness, guided by the principles of good taste and feeling. Above all others, essentially, the Bohemian must not be narrow minded; if he be, he is degraded back to the position of near worlding. - Ada Clare, known to New York in the 1860s as the Queen of Bohemia.
Mrs Fairbairn (Nancy Cunard) by Alvaro Guevara 1919
Tell me whom you haunt, and I'll tell you who you are. - Surrealist André Breton
Nancy Cunard - Heiress, Muse, Political
Idealist by Lois Gordon, who said, My goal is to give Nancy Cunard what seems to me to be her rightful place in history.
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Nancy Cunard by Man Ray
Nancy Cunard (Nancy with bracelets) by Man Ray 1926
An important and original copy of Negro, from Bolerium .
Nancy Cunard edited and published Negro in 1934. A 900-page anthology of black history and culture and a call to condemn racial discrimination and appreciate the . . . accomplishments of a long-suffering people. Its contributors included Theodore Dreiser, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes.
All that remains is a furious sense of indignation. - Nancy Cunard
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