Victoria Kent and Louise Crane: A Shared Exile
Writers Elvira Lindo and Carmen de la Guardia talk about the achievements of Kent and Crane in New York, two of the most interesting women of their generation.
The exhaustive research of Carmen de la Guardia, Professor of the Department of Contemporary History at the Autonomous University of Madrid, sheds light on the correspondence, experience and vicissitudes that marked the time of “Las Modernas,” a network of strong women, ready to defend their ideas and impose their free lifestyle on the conventions of the central years of the twentieth century.
As Carmen de la Guardia relates in Victoria Kent and Louise Crane in New York, they would establish an intimate relationship that lasted for almost forty years and had a decisive influence on Spanish exile.
The talk will review the achievements of Kent and Crane in New York, a city where they lived for 37 years. There will be photos, many of them unpublished, of these modern women from the Louise Crane and Victoria Kent Papers, deposited in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.