Becoming Modern

Becoming Modern

The Life of Mina Loy

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
A biography of poet and visual artist Mina Loy describes her place in the pivotal circles of international modernism

Book News
A biography of the avant-garde poet and visual artist and her travels in modernist circles from Greenwich Village to Mexico, drawing on her private papers and interviews. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
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 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.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374109646
Characteristics: ix, 493 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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