Boston Bohemia, 1881-1900: Ralph Adams Cram--Life and by Douglass Shand-Tucci

By Douglass Shand-Tucci

The 1st significant biography of Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942), America's maximum church architect, this ebook deals a portrait of America's earliest avant garde, Boston's little recognized fin-de-siecle bohemia, within which Cram figured as chief, editor, artwork critic, poet, and clothier. Disclosing for the 1st time the pivotal contribution of Boston's rising homosexual tradition to New England's highbrow and cultural heritage, Douglass Shand-Tucci explores the connection among inventive creativity and sexual orientation and among homosexuality and excessive Church Anglicanism. the 1st of 2 volumes, this examine makes a speciality of Cram's early architectural and literary paintings.

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The same conviction, in a different way, was the foundation of my relationship with the man who more than anyone else guided me in the post-Perkins era through the transition from Harvard to Boston and from student to historian, Francis Moloney, a Harvard man himself, in those days the senior assistant director of the Boston Public Library. Like me an admirer of Samuel Eliot Morison (whom I would reverently greet every week in the north aisle of the Church of the Advent, now that I was again going to church), Frank Moloney shared my view that Boston and New England studies had been in the doldrums since Van Wyck Brooks and badly needed shaking up after the manner of Morison, whose work had for some time, however, not been concerned, so to speak, with his back yard.

I first met Betsy, formerly the head of the Trade Copyediting Department at Little, Brown and Company, when she copyedited Built in Boston fifteen years ago, and since then I have never willingly written anything her eagle eye has not scanned and, if not always approved, at least allowed. Her labors over this manuscript have been prolonged, dedicated, andonly an author knowsabsolutely vital. One cannot work day in and day out year after year with everyone. With Betsy, now long since a good friend, it is always a pleasure.

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