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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Joining the Friday Literary Review soon after it started , Dell served as assistant
to the editor Francis Hackett , who instructed him , " You will wash up the dishes
in the kitchen , while I sit in the parlor and discourse enlightenment to the suburbs
Ezra Pound than Paris offered its painters , for it was adrift between two literary
generations . The reigning figures ( Arnold Bennett , Joseph Conrad , Thomas
Hardy , Henry James , William Butler Yeats ) represented an earlier period , while
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 At the age of forty -
four Yeats was experiencing the pains and disappointments of middle age .
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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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