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Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Baroness von Freytag Loringhoven

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Baroness von Freytag Loringhoven
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Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Baroness von Freytag Loringhoven

By Elsa Baroness von Freytag Loringhoven
Edited by Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo

"Body Sweats remaps the frontiers of modernism. It allows us to see, for the first time, just how radical Freytag-Loringhoven was: her linguistic fearlessness puts her in the same league as Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, and Abraham Lincoln-Gillespie. These poems also offer a challenge to contemporary writers; a century on, her work is still as extreme as anything being published today." —Craig Dworkin, Professor of English, University of Utah

Published more than a century after her arrival in New York, Body Sweats is the first major collection of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven’s poems in English. The Baroness’s biographer Irene Gammel and coeditor Suzanne Zelazo have assembled 150 poems, most of them never before published. Many of the poems are themselves art objects, decorated in red and green ink, adorned with sketches and diagrams, presented with the same visceral immediacy they had when they were composed.

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Hardcover
432 pages; 21 color & 32 b/w illustrations
MIT Press, 2011
7 x 1.2 x 9 inches
ISBN 9780262016223
Dadaism, Women Artists

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