Pepita by V. Sackville West

Pepita by V. Sackville West. 1937 Doubleday, later printing, 309 pages. Sackville-West was a novelist, poet, essayist, and friend to many in the Bloomsbury Group. 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." Pepita is a retelling of Sackville-West's grandmother's life as she traveled through Spain, France, and America.

Condition: Good-. No DJ, boards marked and scuffed

"Pepita, can I re-create you? Come to me. Make yourself alive again. Vitality such as yours cannot perish."

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