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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The clandestine nature of Glaspell's previous affairs prompted Cook to jibe that she " lacked the convictions of her courage ” ; but their own romantic relationship was shadowed by the fact that Cook and Mollie had a young child and ...
Nature ! Mountains ! Scenery ! What have they got to do with economic determinism ! Hippolyte Havel , after listening to a long poem at a Masses meeting committee listened - although not necessarily all the way to the end .
Verse to be alive must have infused into it something of the same order , some tincture of disestablishment , something in the nature of an impalpable revolution , an ethereal reversal , let me say . I'am speaking of modern verse .
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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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