Carissa's Reviews > Queen of Bohemia: The Life of Louise Bryant

Queen of Bohemia by Mary V. Dearborn
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Mar 22, 2011

Many of the facts of her life are unknown, partly because, in re-creating herself as a twentieth-century American heroine, she mythologized her past, concealing some details and omitting or changing others.
She was brought up in and near Reno, Nevada, where her mother had relocated because of its proximity to her own stepfather, James Say.

She attended the University of Nevada and was a believer in equality of the sexes, and in women's suffrage. She was an artist and illustrator, a creative and capable writer and journalist, a poet, and briefly, a playwright.

With the advent of the Industrial revolution, World War I, and women's suffrage, there were plenty of issues for Louise to rebel against and rally for. Many other artists and writers who emerged from this time thought the same way.


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