Cahun & Moore Revisited
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Published in: November-December 2020 issue.


by Rupert Thomson
Other Press. 368 pages, $16.99


CLAUDE CAHUN and Marcel Moore—née Lucie Schwob (1894–1954) and Suzanne Malherbe (1892–1972)—were a pair of artists who befriended and worked among some of the most important artists and writers of the 20th century, and they not only endured but participated in the century’s most consequential war. The two women left behind their own original artistic record and managed to sustain a nearly fifty-year relationship to boot.

            Rupert Thomson’s fictionalized depiction of their relationship, Never Anyone But You, begins with a glimpse of their lives in 1940:

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Matthew Snider is a freelance writer and lawyer based in Maryland.


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