Kiss Me Again: An Invitation to a Group of Noble Dames

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Turtle Point, 2002 - Fiction - 298 pages
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By turns hilarious and heart-breaking, these candid portraits pay homage to the extraordinary women who have influenced Kellner's life - family, fellow artists and companions. Included in the roster are Alice B Toklas, who during the twenty years she outlived Gertrude Stein built a career for herself with cook books and a reputation as a wickedly delicious gossip; Fania Marinoff (the wife of Carl Van Vechten), a volatile, glamorous and dedicated Shakespearean actress, as well as a femme fatale in silent movies; and Fritzi Scheff, prima donna at the Metropolitan opera House and later the most popular musical comedy star in America before World War One. In each of these memoirs, an arresting figure emerges, complete and unforgettable.

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These homages, arranged chronologically, cover nine women who influenced Kellner, most of whom were also forgotten influences on the 20th-century artistic world. Kellner (emeritus, English ... Read full review

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Some Teachers 2 5
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Ellis 4 1
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Alice B Toklas and Gertrude Stein 6 3
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BRUCE KELLNER is Professor of English at Millersville University in Pennsylvania, where he teaches Shakespeare and Afro-American literature.

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