The Heart to Artemis by Bryher
A Writer's Memoirs

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Bryher — adventurer, novelist, publisher — flees Victorian Britain for the raucous streets of Cairo and the sultry Parisian cafes. Amidst the intellectual circles of the twenties and thirties, she develops relationships with her longtime partner H. D., and with Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray, and others. This compelling memoir reveals Bryher's exotic childhood, her impact on modernism, and her sense of social justice-helping over 100 people escape from the Nazis while fleeing the war herself.

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Bryher (1894-1983) wrote many critically acclaimed novels and memoirs during her lifetime. She was deeply involved in film, politics, and psychology. She funded Contact Editions, and editedLife and Letters To-dayand the first English film journal,Close Up.She was the longtime companion of H.D., and a generous supporter of numerous writers, artists, psychoanalysts, and culture icons, including Marianne Moore, Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, and Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company.
Published July 1, 2006 by Paris Press. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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the London Blitz begins, the autobiography ends- Bryher recalling only her days that mattered when she had given her heart to the goddess of the hunt.

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Annie Winifred Ellerman, aka Bryher (1894-1983) was a modernist maverick: novelist, philathropist, publisher (along with ""husband of convenience"" Robert McAlmon), proponent of psychoanalysis, and longtime partner of the poet H.D.

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