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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Now the group needed plays . ... He added , however , that he knew his
housemate had a whole trunk filled with plays . ... Too shy to read his play aloud
or even to listen to it , he paced the dining room while the actor Fred Burt read O '
Neill ' s ...
34 He wrote to Haviland that his colleagues had outgrown the need for play . " I ,
for my part , seem never to outgrow the play period . Perhaps it is
madnessperhaps it is cussedness . The fact remains , I play . Even with calamity
and death .
84 " Gene knew there was a place where such a play would be produced , " Cook
told his wife . " He wrote it to compel us to the untried , to do the ' impossible . ' " '
85 The play gave Cook license to pursue his vision , sketched on stray napkins ...
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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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