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ISBN-10: 1789145546
ISBN-13: 9781789145540
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 07/06/2022
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 6.10" W, 0.90" H

Mina Loy: Apology of Genius

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Overview

Featuring many rare images, an enlightening exploration of the life and work of avant-garde multihyphenate Mina Loy.

Mina Loy was born in London in 1882, became American, and lived variously in New York, Europe, and finally, Aspen until she died in 1966. Flamboyant and unapologetically avant-garde, she was a poet, painter, novelist, essayist, manifesto-writer, actress, and dress and lampshade designer. Her life involved an impossible abundance of artistic friends, performance, and spectacular adventures in the worlds of Futurism, Christian Science, feminism, fashion, and everything modern and modernist.

This new account by Mary Ann Caws explores Mina Loy’s exceptional life and features many rare images of Mina Loy and her husband, the Swiss writer, poet, artist, boxer, and provocateur Arthur Cravan–who disappeared without a trace in 1918.

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"Reading Caws's book today reminds me of the excitement I felt when I first encountered Mina Loy's writing nearly fifty years ago. Mina Loy is not for everyone, I wrote at the time. She is an acquired habit. But if she gets into your system, you may become addicted. In fact you may not ever get over her, in which case this charismatic book will not help you. It will only make withdrawal more difficult."–Roger Conover, writer, editor, and Mina Loy's literary executor
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789145546
ISBN-13: 9781789145540
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 07/06/2022
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 6.10" W, 0.90" H
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