Download E-books Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (MIT Press) PDF

By Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Irene Gammel

As a neurasthenic, kleptomaniac, man-chasing proto-punk poet and artist, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven left in her wake a ripple that's changing into a rip -- 100 years after she exploded onto the recent York artwork scene. As an agent provocateur inside New York's modernist revolution, "the first American Dada" not just dressed and behaved with useful outrageousness, yet she set an instance that went well past the eccentric divas of the twenty-first century, together with her conceptual descendant, woman Gaga.

Her delirious verse flabbergasted New Yorkers up to her flamboyant personality. As a poet, she was once profane and playfully obscene, imagining a farting God, and remodeling her modern Marcel Duchamp into M'ars (my arse). With its ragged edges and atonal rhythms, her poetry echoes the noise of the city itself. Her love poetry muses graphically on ejaculation, orgasm, and oral intercourse. while she bored with current phrases, she created new ones: "phalluspistol," "spinsterlollipop," "kissambushed." The Baroness's rebellious, hugely sexed howls prefigured the Beats; her depth and mental complexity anticipates the poetic utterances of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. released greater than a century after her arrival in big apple, Body Sweats is the 1st significant number of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's poems in English. The Baroness's biographer Irene Gammel and coeditor Suzanne Zelazo have assembled one hundred fifty poems, so much of them by no means ahead of released. the various poems are themselves artwork gadgets, adorned in purple and eco-friendly ink, decorated with sketches and diagrams, offered with an analogous visceral immediacy that they had once they have been composed.

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Download E-books More Pricks Than Kicks PDF

By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, the recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature and one of many maximum writers of our century, first released those ten brief tales in 1934; they initially shaped a part of an unfinished novel. They hint the profession of the 1st of Beckett’s antiheroes, Belacqua Shuah.

Belacqua is a scholar, a philanderer, and a failure, and Beckett portrays many of the elements of his life: he experiences Dante, makes an attempt an ill-fated courtship, witnesses gruesome incidents within the streets of Dublin, attends vapid events, endures his marriage, and meets his unintentional dying. those early tales aspect to the traits of precision, restraint, satire, and poetry present in Beckett’s mature works, and demonstrate the start levels of Beckett’s underlying topic of confusion within the face of suffering.

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Download E-books The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 1: 1898-1922, Revised Edition PDF

Volume One: 1898–1922 offers a few 1,400 letters encompassing the years of Eliot's formative years in St. Louis, Missouri, via 1922, wherein time the poet had settled in England, married his first spouse, and released The Waste Land. because the first e-book of this quantity in 1988, many new fabrics from British and American assets have come to mild. greater than 200 of those newly came upon letters at the moment are incorporated, filling an important gaps within the list and laying off new gentle on Eliot's actions in London in the course of and after the 1st global warfare.

Volume : 1923–1925 covers the early years of Eliot's editorship of The Criterion, booklet of The hole Men, and his constructing considered poetry and poetics. the amount deals 1,400 letters, charting Eliot's trip towards conversion to the Anglican religion, in addition to his transformation from banker to writer and his appointment as director of the hot publishing residence Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and diverse correspondence of this quantity testifies to Eliot's starting to be impression as cultural commentator and editor.

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Download E-books A Chapter of Hats: Selected Stories PDF

Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is the good Brazilian writer of thinker or puppy? and Epitaph of a Small Winner, whose paintings is well-liked via writers as assorted as Salman Rushdie, Carlos Fuentes, Woody Allen and Susan Sontag. Taken from his mature interval, those superb tales echo Poe and Gogol, count on Joyce, and feature been in comparison to the writing of Chekhov, Maupassant and Henry James, but his smooth sensibility and clear-eyed humour stay totally targeted.

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Download E-books The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (""The Devil in the Street, In the Middle of the Whirlwind'') PDF

By Joao Guimaraes Rosa

Guimarães Rosa is one of those brazilian James Joyce. The linguistic inovations and the extraordinary saga of a simple/complex guy known as Riobaldo, makes this novel one in all most crucial books of XX century. Like Fausto and different well-known characters of global literature, Riobaldo is a guy unsure approximately lifestyles, love, God and satan, demise, friendship, constantly trying to find the solutions within the nature of the internal of Brazil. The publication is a mix of epic, drama, warfare and the language indicates what Guimarães Rosa used to be in lifestyles: a researcher of portuguese language and a studious of the human nature.

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Download E-books A Handbook of Modernism Studies PDF

Featuring the most recent learn findings and exploring the attention-grabbing interaction of modernist authors and highbrow luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this daring new selection of essays offers scholars a deeper take hold of of key texts in modernist literature.

  • Provides a wealth of unpolluted views on canonical modernist texts, that includes the newest study data
  • Adopts an unique and artistic thematic method of the topic, with techniques corresponding to race, legislation, gender, category, time, and beliefs forming the constitution of the collection
  • Explores present and ongoing debates at the hyperlinks among the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians
  • Reveals the profound ways that modernist authors have motivated key thinkers, and vice versa

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Download E-books Gertrude Stein: Selections PDF

By Gertrude Stein

This choice of Gertrude Stein's paintings is taken from the interval among 1905 and 1936, while the long-lasting modernist poet was once engaged in an excellent variety of still-surprising literary experiments, whose options proceed to persuade the entire arts. Editor Joan Retallack has selected entire texts or choices that lend themselves to a clarified imaginative and prescient of Stein's oeuvre. In her very good advent, Retallack presents the historic and biographical context for Stein's lifelong venture of composing a "continuous present," an attempt which parallels some of the most vital technological and medical advancements of her era—from relocating photos to Einstein's revision of our knowing of house and time. Retallack additionally addresses continual questions on Stein's paintings and how to learn it in our modern second. In suggesting a performative "reading poesis" for those works, Retallack follows Stein's dictum through arguing that to actively adventure the paintings is to get pleasure from it, and to get pleasure from it's to appreciate it.

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Download E-books The Liberation of Painting: Modernism and Anarchism In Anvant-Guerre Paris PDF

By Patricia Leighten

The years sooner than international conflict I have been a time of social and political ferment in Europe, which profoundly affected the artwork international. an immense middle of this artistic tumult was once Paris, the place many avant-garde artists sought to remodel smooth paintings via their engagement with radical politics. during this provocative learn of paintings and anarchism in prewar France, Patricia Leighten argues that anarchist aesthetics and a comparable politics of shape performed the most important roles within the improvement of recent artwork, simply to be suppressed via struggle fever after which forgotten.

Leighten examines the circle of artists—Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, František Kupka, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees Van Dongen, and others—for whom anarchist politics drove the belief of avant-garde paintings, exploring how their aesthetic offerings negotiated the myriad inventive languages working within the decade ahead of global battle I. whether or not they labored on large-scale salon work, political cartoons, or avant-garde abstractions, those artists, she indicates, have been preoccupied with social feedback. each one sought a suitable topic, medium, sort, and viewers in keeping with various conceptions of ways paintings affects society—and their offerings consistently shifted as they spoke back to the dilemmas posed by means of contradictory anarchist rules. in response to anarchist theorists, paintings may still disclose the follies and iniquities of the current to the hundreds, however it also needs to be the untrammeled expression of the emancipated person and open a route to a brand new social order. Revealing how those rules generated a few of modernism’s so much telling contradictions one of the prewar Parisian avant-garde, The Liberation of portray restores progressive activism to the wider background of contemporary artwork.

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Download E-books The Real Inspector Hound and Other Plays PDF

By Tom Stoppard

Culled from approximately two decades of the playwright's profession, a show off for Tom Stoppard's astonishing diversity and virtuosic expertise, The genuine Inspector Hound and different Plays is key analyzing for fanatics of contemporary drama. The performs during this assortment show Stoppard's experience of enjoyable, his feel of theater, his experience of the absurd, and his presents for parody and satire. They comprise The genuine Inspector Hound, After Margritte, soiled Linen, New-Found-Land, Dogg's Hamlet, and Cahoot's Macbeth.

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