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Marmalade Me

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The early work of a profoundly influential dance and cultural critic available now in an expanded edition. Originally published in 1971, MARMALADE ME achieved cult status as Jill Johnston's critical reputation grew. Reissued here with 18 previously uncollected articles, the book provides a fascinating view of the '60s and of one of the art world's most influential voices. ...more
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Hannah Blair
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it
some parts of this book deserve five stars, but altogether some of the essays were pretty unimpressive. worth the read for the good parts, and definitely an interesting look into the socio-historical aspects of the 60s, reads more as a diary than art critiques, though this is purposeful i'm sure. ...more
Lori Ortiz
Oct 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very inspiring and a must read for any dance writer. I love her easy going banter..but she trails off in her later writings, as in her later life.
Paul Wilner
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great stuff - funny, smart, conversational, engaging. All in a non "dance critic,'' high faluting voice. One of a kind. ...more
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Johnston's reviews of the post-modern dance and performance scene in the 1960s - fascinating! ...more
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American feminist author and cultural critic who wrote Lesbian Nation in 1973 and was a longtime writer for The Village Voice. She was also a leader of the lesbian separatist movement of the 1970s. Johnston also wrote under the pen name F. J. Crowe.

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