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 Drapers returned to London to conduct their fashionable music salon at Edith Grove , Robert Edmond Jones traveled to Germany to study with Max Rheinhardt , Carl Van Vechten returned to Fania Marinoff . Mabel Dodge and John Reed ...
John Gould Fletcher returned home to America in October . Muriel Draper was determined that her musical salons at Edith Grove would continue , despite the fact that her husband had gambled away both his inheritance and hers and , at the ...
Worrying over the scarcity of money and the inflationary prices , Van Vechten became more and more hysterical about returning to America , while Dodge insisted on waiting for John Reed to arrive . By dispensing with luxuries ...
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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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