Family History by V. Sackville-West

Family History by V. Sackville-West. 1932 Hogarth, first edition, 352 pages.  Rebecca Dinerstein Knight in The Paris Review starts a wonderful biographical essay on Sackville-West thusly: "How preposterous is it that Vita Sackville-West, the best-selling bisexual baroness who wrote over thirty-five books that made an ingenious mockery of twenties societal norms, should be remembered today merely as a smoocher of Virginia Woolf? The reductive canonization of her affair with Woolf has elbowed out a more luxurious, strange story: Vita loved several women with exceptional ardor; simultaneously adored her also-bisexual husband, Harold; ultimately came to prefer the company of flora over fauna of any gender; and committed herself to a life of prolific creation (written and planted) that redefined passion itself." Family History is a story about family and affairs and centers a couple thinly veiled as Virginia and Leonard.

Condition: Good. No DJ. Soiling and wear to boards, slight lean.

"But he was not in the least grim, and he had always liked a pretty woman, though he had been wise enough not to marry one."

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