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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44 The Village increasingly depended upon uptown patrons : they were customers in its teashops , pagans - for - a - night at its dances , smokers of " Greenwich Village Cigarettes , " buyers of " Fashions to be worn in the village .
various Village magazines that Bruno published and distributed , claiming a circulation as high as 32,000.46 He charged visitors ten cents to enter and twenty - five cents for special events like the Monday Cabarets , where poets read ...
See also specific residents , organizations , and establishments Greenwich Village ( Chapin ) , 413 Greenwich Village Cafeteria ( New York ) , 214 Greenwich Village Follies , 322 Greenwich Village Follies ( J. M. Anderson ) ...
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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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