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Curious disciplines : Mina Loy and avant-garde artisthood / Sarah Hayden

Catalog Data

Author:
Hayden, Sarah  Search this
Subject:
Loy, Mina Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
Notes:
AAPGMAIN copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Gift of Ellen G. Miles
Contents:
Introduction -- Part 1. Loy and futurist artisthood -- Part 2. Loy and Dadaist artisthood -- Part 3. Loy and Surrealist artisthood -- Part 4. Loy and "degenerate" artisthood -- Part 5. Loy's legacies -- Conclusion
Summary:
The transnational modernist Mina Loy (1882-1966) embodied the avant-garde in many literary and artistic media. This book positions her as a theorist of the avant-garde and of what it means to be an artist. Foregrounding Loy's critical interrogation of Futurist, Dadaist, Surrealist, and "Degenerate" artisthood, and exploring her poetic legacies today, 'Curious Disciplines' reveals Loy's importance in an entirely novel way. Examining the primary texts produced by those movements themselves-their manifestos, magazines, pamphlets, catalogues, and speeches-Sarah Hayden uses close readings of Loy's poetry, prose, polemics, and unpublished writings to trace her response to how these movements wrote themselves, collectively, into being.
Topic:
American poetry--Women authors--History and criticism  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Modernism (Literature)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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