The Lost Lunar Baedeker by Mina Loy
Poems of Mina Loy

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A definitive anthology of the poetry of one of America's forgotten modernist poets, a women who shocked even fellow modernists with her technique and choice of subject matter, includes her futurist and feminist satires, the complete cycle of ""Love Songs,"" and other major works.
 

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Mina Loy was born in London, England in 1882. A central figure in the history of modernism, her writing commanded the attention of Ezra Pound and Yvor Winters in the "Little Review" and the "Dial" respectively, era-defining journals that published Joyce s "Ulysses" and Eliot s The Waste Land. Aligning herself with Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, Loy influenced pivotal figures such as Marcel Duchamp and Djuna Barnes.
 
Published April 8, 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Mina Loy's wry, confident inquiries into the nature of men, women and sexuality are a great undiscovered treasure of modernism. Though her work was published beside Eliot's and Pound's in the little m

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Through both her work and her transcontinental, bon vivant lifestyle, Loy (1882-1966) defined the ""modern"" woman, a detached, unsentimental, brutally witty creature who called it as she saw it: ""The skin sack/ in which a wanton duality/ packed/ all the completion of my infructious impulses/ so...

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She discovered to her delight that among artists ‘bohemian’ was a term of approbation, ‘bourgeois’ an insult, and soon came to believe that the only life worth living was that of the artist, and the only kind of artist worth being was a genius.

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