Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-garde
This book tells the story of the first American avant-garde in art, poetry and the theatre. The people discussed in this book include Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp and the Stettheimer sisters. The author suggests that this exchange of ideas transformed modern culture. Quotations from letters, diaries and interviews enliven this history. The development of the avant-garde depended as much on social intercourse, whether sexual, suppressed or platonic, as on aesthetics. By the time of the 1913 Armory Show, bohemia had made a home for itself in New York's Greenwich Village.
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Carl van Vechten , 1917 gogues and long faced parsons , to laugh at all is to be thought frivolous . I laugh a great deal ( so do you ) . " 52 Stein trusted him sufficiently to let him read her abstract plays , and McBride tried to ...
19 Dodge lacked emotional stability , intellectual brilliance , incisive wit , and beauty , but her silent smile and intelligent eyeswhat Carl Van Vechten called her " perfect mask " encouraged whoever was talking at the moment .
Although both Stein and Van Vechten maintained throughout their lives that they met at Le Sacre du printemps , Edward Burns has determined that they actually met three days earlier at rue de Fleurus . " But one must only be accurate ...
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Exhaustive, rollicking, and fascinating account of the poets, artists, patrons, and bohemians who brought, developed, and promoted modernism in/to America. Highly recommended. Volledige review lezen
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This book chronicles the rise of American modernism through a "group portrait of a small band of cultural renegades'' who comprised avant-garde circles from 1913 to 1917 in New York, Cambridge ... Volledige review lezen
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