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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Despite the dearth of avant - garde experimentation , London had a stimulating
continuity of literary tradition and established resources for poets that New York
lacked . " There was more going on and what went on went on sooner than in
4 Poets neither had nor hoped for a large audience ; indeed , the coterie of poets
largely formed their own audience . ( Ordering one thousand copies of the first
issue of Poetry was a strikingly optimistic act on Monroe ' s part . ) In the eyes of ...
78 By the time the Others picnics ended late in the afternoon and the poets
headed back to their scattered residences , the ... 79 At an early gathering
Kreymborg suggested that each poet read his poetry , but these poets were
invariably self ...
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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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