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Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun
by Jennifer L. Shaw
Reaktion. 256 pages, $45.

 

CLAUDE CAHUN may not be particularly well known outside the art world, but this highly readable biography of the 20th-century French writer, artist, and photographer ought to help change this situation. Jennifer L. Shaw has written a fascinating book about a gender-bending lesbian intellectual who challenged ideas of gender and sexuality in both her life and art.

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