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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Several couples sitting around a driftwood fire complained about the New York
theater . But instead of criticizing their usual target , Broadway , they focused on
the Washington Square Players : even though that Village organization offered ...
The Wharf Theater was filled to capacity on Friday evening , July 28 , 1916 , and
the back door of the theater was rolled open . O ' Neill ' s oneact drama of sailors ,
Bound East for Cardiff , was played with the ocean , the fog , and the lights of ...
79 " The instigators of a little theater are no longer pioneers in a trackless and
alluring forest , " observed a commentator for the Nation in 1919 . " It is not so
much the work of exploration as of settling in the new land that confronts the
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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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