Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nancy Cunard

Stylish lady for sure, she had it down.. She was a muse, heiress, writer and political activist. Neruda's eulogy said "Her body had wasted away in a long battle against injustice in the world. Her reward was a life that had become progressively lonelier, and a god-forsaken death."-NY Times

She grew up super wealthy but rejected her posh upbringing and fought for civil rights therefore losing her family and fortune. She died dirt poor weighing only 60lbs in 1965. Wikipedia has good info on her here and the New York Times did an interesting piece on her here

2 comments:

Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

I read her biography - it's super cool. She was amazzzzzzING.

mle jean said...

she looks and sounds super interesting. I'm going to look into that biography :)