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 ...
O'Neill's chance encounter with the Provincetown Players was the felicitous meeting of a theater desperate for plays and a playwright without a theater . The son of the popular actor James O'Neill , Eugene knew the theater intimately ...
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 ...
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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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