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Free as gods : how the Jazz Age reinvented modernism

Author: Charles A Riley
Publisher: [Hanover] : ForeEdge, An imprint of University Press of New England, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among many art, music and literature lovers, particularly devotees of modernism, the expatriate community in France during the Jazz Age represents a remarkable convergence of genius in one place and period -- one of the most glorious in history. Drawn by the presence of such avant-garde figures as Joyce and Picasso, artists and writers fled the Prohibition in the United States and revolution in Russia to head for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Riley, Charles A.
Free as gods.
Hanover : ForeEdge, An imprint of University Press of New England, 2017
(DLC) 2016050627
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Riley
ISBN: 9781611688504 1611688507
OCLC Number: 962025732
Description: xiii, 271 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Freedom: Anything goes --
Enter the ballets russes --
One of those fabulous flights: Cole Porter --
Stairway to paradise: George Gershwin --
Inevitable Paris beckoned: John Dos Passos and e.e. cummings --
Dancing on dynamite: Nancy Cunard --
From flappers to philosophers: F. Scott Fitzgerald --
New amazements: Hart Crane --
Weary bluesman: Langston Hughes --
Making it in the Paris art world --
Part 2: Order: Blessed rage --
Existential octaves: Ernest Ansermet --
Geometry and gods, side by side: Le Corbusier --
Connoisseur of contrasts: Fernand Léger --
Transfigurations of the commonplace: Gerald Murphy --
Prophet of disorder: Oswald Spengler --
Part 3: Truth: The truest sentence --
The truth in painting: Pablo PIcasso --
Words in a strange language: Archibald MacLeish --
The malady of language: Eugene Jolas --
The real thing: Ernest Hemingway.
Responsibility: Charles A. Riley II.

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