Book — 1 online resource (126 pages) : illustrations.
A biography of the popular writer who, in the mid-nineteenth century, gave up her literary success to fight for the abolition of slavery, for women's rights, and for the fair treatment of American Indians.
Noble Lives: Biographical Portraits of Glenway Wescott, Aaron Copland, and Dag Hammarskjold examines how sexual orientation affected the careers of two historical figures generally accepted as gay, and a third whose sexual identity was in constant question during his lifetime. This unique book features comprehensive biographical accounts of Jazz Age author Glenway Wescott, Academy Award-winning composer Aaron Copland, and Nobel Peace Laureate Dag Hammarskjold, addressing the relationship between their sexuality and their achievements in literature, the social sciences, musical composition, diplomacy, and global politics. Noble Lives is the first English-language text to thoroughly--and objectively--explore the troubled sexuality of Sweden's Hammarskjold, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations. To view an excerpt online, find the book on our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com. (source: Nielsen Book Data)