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Title Becoming modern : the life of Mina Loy / Carolyn Burke.
Author Burke, Carolyn, author.
Publication New York : Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.
Copyright date ©1996
Edition First Picador paperback edition.
Description ix, 493 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # B LOY B
Note "Originally published in the United States in 1996 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-474) and index.
Summary The poet and visual artist Mina Loy (1882-1966) has long had an underground reputation as an exemplary avant-gardist. Born in London of mixed Jewish and English parentage, and a much photographed beauty, she moved in the pivotal circles of international modernism--in Florence as Gertrude Stein's friend and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's lover; in New York as Marcel Duchamp's co-conspirator and Djuna Barnes's confidante; in Mexico with her greatest love, the notorious boxer-poet Arthur Cravan; in Paris with the Surrealists and Man Ray. Carolyn Burke's riveting, authoritative biography brings this highly original and representative figure wonderfully alive, in the process giving us a new picture of modernism--and one woman's important contribution to it.
Contents Prologue / The modern woman (New York, 1916) -- The subconscious archives. The bud beside the rose (London, 1882-97) ; The worst art school in London (1897-99) ; Jugendstil (Munich, 1900) -- Becoming Mina Loy. La Ville Lumière (Paris, 1900-3) ; "Café du Néant" (Paris, 1904-7) ; Anglo-Florence (1907-10) ; Delightful dilettanti (Florence, (1910-13) ; Risorgimento (Florence, 1913-14) ; Futurist wars (Florence-Rome-Florence, 1914-16) -- Interlude I / Love songs -- The modern world. Subversive amusements (New York, 1916-17) ; Colossus (New York, 1917) ; Mexico (1917-18) ; Dislocations (South America-Europe, 1918-20) ; Postwar despairing (New York, 1920-21) ; Europe without Baedeker (Florence-Berlin, 1921-23) ; Being geniuses together (Paris, 1923-27) -- Interlude II / Anglo-Mongrels -- "You should have disappeared years ago". The widow's jazz (Paris, 1927-36) ; Promised land (New York, 1937-48) ; The compensations of poverty (New York, 1948-53) ; Aspen (1953-66).
Subject Loy, Mina.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Loy, Mina. (OCoLC)fst00049672
Modernism (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01024455
Poets, American. (OCoLC)fst01067794
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-1999
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biographies.
ISBN 125079613X (paperback) :
9781250796134 (paperback) :

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 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Biog  B LOY B    CHECK SHELVES  
 Pacific Biog  B LOY B    CHECK SHELVES  
 Kensington Biog  B LOY B    CHECK SHELVES  
 Bay Ridge Biog  B LOY B    CHECK SHELVES