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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backed chairs , included a mixture of young poets and members of the Abbey Theatre . Pound had finally reached the hub of the literary community and , looking across the dim room , he beheld the tall cloaked figure of the Master .
The residents of the most illustrious of these artsy boardinghousesMadame Catherine Branchard's " House of Genius " at 61 Washington Square South — included the writers Willa Cather , Stephen Crane , Theodore Dreiser , O. Henry ...
O'Neill stood behind the set , hoarsely prompting a cast that included Cook , Reed , and Harry Kemp , as well as himself . The play eschewed stock theatrical devices and conventional storytelling to create an atmospheric mood piece that ...
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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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