4 edition of Elsa I Come With My Songs the Autobiography of Elsa Gidlow found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||June 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 62 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
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Gidlow turned her half of the ranch into a Bohemian retreat which she named Druid Heights. Your responses will help inform our decision-making around programming of future works, both digital and in-person.
Please help by completing our short survey This guest blog is in partnership with —. Druid Heights was a sanctuary for Elsa and also for members of various counter-culture movements which she had engaged in all her life. Gidlow published the first ever openly lesbian poetry in North America, titled On A Grey Thread, and her 1986 autobiography, Elsa, I Come With My Songs, was the first lesbian autobiography published without the use of a pseudonym.
Druid Heights was the world Elsa Gidlow built for herself, where she could be free to be herself and to explore new ideas and lifestyles. Written by University of Hull student Laura Dean.
In 1920 Elsa left Canada for New York and it was during this time of her life that she published her best-known work: On A Grey Thread. Elsa may not have spent her life in Hull, but she was born here and called the city home from her birth on 29th December 1898 until moving to Canada in 1905. When I learned about Elsa Gidlow I knew I had to write about her.
As she grew older Elsa began to seek out the company of other writers and to try and build a community around herself, entering the field of amateur journalism in 1917. As a lesbian living in 1900s America she did not hide her sexuality like many others did, instead she took great joy and inspiration from her love of women.
In 1926 Elsa moved to San Francisco, and she lived in this area for the rest of her life. In 1954 she left the hustle and bustle of urban life for a ranch, where she lived with her partner Isabel Quallo, her friend Roger Somers, and his family.
In 1926 Elsa moved to San Francisco, and she lived in this area for the rest of her life.
In 1954 she left the hustle and bustle of urban life for a ranch, where she lived with her partner Isabel Quallo, her friend Roger Somers, and his family.
When I learned about Elsa Gidlow I knew I had to write about her.