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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Holladay provided ample provocation by regularly and openly falling in love with her customers ( who no doubt offered welcome relief from the turmoil in her relationship with Havel ) . Her family had prepared her for a certain amount of ...
The theater he dreamed of would offer " a threshing floor on which a young and growing culture could find its voice . " Cook's bitterness was motivated by the Players ' rejection of Suppressed Desires , a play he had written with ...
Stevens's self - effacement offered Monroe a welcome respite from the extravagant temperaments of Williams and Pound , and her meticulous attention to his poems offered a vivid contrast to the neglect he encountered at home.20 " You are ...
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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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