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 Review provided a primary link between a mainstream audience and advanced writing , publishing European writers such as Henri Bergson , Joseph Conrad , Anatole France , Henrik Ibsen , George Bernard Shaw , and H. G. Wells .
Stein and Toklas were a devoted and highly erotic couple , and Toklas's support for Stein's writing was unswerving . She told Stein that The Making of Americans was " more exciting than anything else had ever been .
Ezra Pound on Ford Madox Ford 11 25 writing , he listened warmly , judged with Olympian assurance , and valued writers over all other beings . He became the mentor to an emerging generation of writers . Ford's literary goals were ...
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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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