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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For this reason Pound eagerly accepted Monroe ' s invitation to contribute his
poems and welcomed the fledgling magazine as his only opportunity to establish
a beachhead for modern literature . America , he thought , could be
88 If Pound thought Others " a harum scarum vers libre American product chiefly
useful because it keeps ' Arriet from relapsing into the Nineties , " that was indeed
a valuable function during this phase of modern poetry ' s development .
... Village , as former friends openly snubbed him for his antiwar beliefs . During
the day he wrote indifferent articles for the New York Mail , and at night he fought
insomnia and thoughts of suicide . " You thought you were getting a hero , " he ...
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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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