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Kiss Me Again, Paris – Excerpt

“Claude. Claude, Claude. A name she had chosen because you can’t tell which gender it refers to. When Claude first came to Paris, everybody went by a new name and the lesbians were nothing more than a big commune living without clothes in a suburban villa. (“Villa Nude,” as my pal Charlie liked to remind […]

Pita’s Salome: A Review by Renate and Analysis by Kim Chernin

Salome, the biblical girl/femme fatale who danced for her stepfather, Tetrarch Herod, and as a reward, received the head of John the Baptist on a platter. For my review of Arthur Pita’s take on Salome, click here. Pita rose to fame when he adapted Kafka’s Metamorphosis for ballet. To read Kim Chernin’s thoughtful analysis of the Salome […]

Kiss Me Again featured in The Bookwoman Newsletter

From The Bookwoman, published by the Women’s National Book Association: “In this edition, we meet the team behind the new memoir by German-born author Renate Stendhal (SF), about her time in Paris at the end of the 1970s when “women were in fashion and every woman, straight or gay, fell in love with women.”” Read more […]


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