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by Mina Loy

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Author:
Mina Loy
ISBN13:
978-0876858530
ISBN:
0876858531
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Publisher:
Black Sparrow Pr; First Edition edition (October 1, 1991)
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Contemporary
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Much of Mina Loy’s Insel is as slippery and effervescent as the novel’s downtrodden Bohemian martyr and title .

Much of Mina Loy’s Insel is as slippery and effervescent as the novel’s downtrodden Bohemian martyr and title sta. he novel challenges the restrictions of literary expectations, infusing prose with poetry, surrealism with modernism. Mina Loy’s neglected modernist nove. ow gets a second outing from Melville House with a new ending unearthed from the archive. ntriguin. erven. er target i. n image of a patriarchal and disengaged avant-garde that has let the ’present actualit. o hang. -Times Literary Supplement. Refreshing, challenging, and brilliant.

I was by no means the only reader of books on board the Neversink. Born Mina Gertrude Lowy, a self-nominated Anglo-mongrel, in London in 1882, Mina Loy died an American citizen in 1966. Several other sailors were diligent readers, though their studies did not lie in the way of belles-lettres. Between those dates, she was resident of Jugendstil Munich (1900), Futurist Florence (1907–1916), Dada-enfevered New York (1916–1917) and Surrealist Paris (1923–1936), making interstitial appearances in Paris (1903–1906), Mexico (1918), Weimar Berlin (1922) and Freud’s Vienna (1922), among other places.

MINA LOY (1882–1966) was born Mina Gertrude Lowy in London to a Hungarian father and an English mother

MINA LOY (1882–1966) was born Mina Gertrude Lowy in London to a Hungarian father and an English mother. ELIZABETH ARNOLD, a scholar and poet, is the author of Effacement and two other collections. Her monograph, Curious Disciplines: Mina Loy and Avant-Garde Artisthood, is forthcoming in the Recencies series at University of New Mexico Press. The neversink library.

Insel Loy Mina Random House (USA) 9781612193533 : He has an evening suit, but never an occasion to wear it. .Insel, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina Loy, is a book like no other-about an impossible friendship amid the glamorous artistic bohemia of 1930s Paris.

Insel Loy Mina Random House (USA) 9781612193533 : He has an evening suit, but never an occasion to wear it, so he puts it on when he paints his pictures. Insel, the only nove.

Insel, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina Loy, is a book like no other-about an impossible friendship amid the glamorous artistic bohemia of 1930s Paris.

Mina Loy. On my throwing open a window, he hooked his arm round his neck, rubbing the mastoid. I have lain here for two whole days, he said, ferocious with dignity. ass German, his very existence an insolence, wearing a shirt from a cheap shop-Insel must have thrown himself away with his old black sweater above which his former face had risen like a worn, pocked moon. Unquestionably, I had cured him. Here was the normal man. An Insel unobsessed. Someone replacing himself, his mesmeric, melodic voice exchanged for a hostile creak.

Insel, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina Loy, is a book like no other-about an impossible friendship amid the glamorous artistic bohemia of 1930s Paris

Insel, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina Loy, is a book like no other-about an impossible friendship amid the glamorous artistic bohemia of 1930s Paris. And they become friends.

Mina Loy (born Mina Gertrude Löwy; 27 December 1882 – 25 September 1966) was a British-born artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, painter, designer of lamps, and bohemian

Mina Loy (born Mina Gertrude Löwy; 27 December 1882 – 25 September 1966) was a British-born artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, painter, designer of lamps, and bohemian. She was one of the last of the first-generation modernists to achieve posthumous recognition. Her poetry was admired by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia, and Yvor Winters, among others

“He has an evening suit, but never an occasion to wear it, so he puts it on when he paints his pictures.”Insel, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina Loy, is a book like no other—about an impossible friendship amid the glamorous artistic bohemia of 1930s Paris.German painter Insel is a perpetual sponger and outsider—prone to writing elegant notes with messages like “Am starving to death except for a miracle—three o’clock Tuesday afternoon will be the end”—but somehow writer and art dealer Mrs. Jones likes him. Together, they sit in cafés, hatch grand plans, and share their artistic aspirations and disappointments. And they become friends. But as they grow ever closer, Mrs. Jones begins to realize just how powerful Insel’s hold over her is. Unpublished during Loy’s lifetime, Insel—which is loosely based on her friendship with the painter Richard Oelze—is a supremely surrealist, deliberately excessive creation: baroque in style, yet full of deft comedy and sympathy. Now, with an alternate ending only recently unearthed in the Loy archives, Insel is finally back in print, and Loy’s extraordinary achievement can be appreciated by a new generation of readers.
  • The author of this roman a clef was an artist and a poet who lived in the creative ferment of Stein, TS Eliot, the Dadaists in Europe; as well as a being a New York gallery representative. In this novel she wrote of “Insel” her fictionalized husband. He is starving, manic and pimping two black Parisian women while making love to her. She is blind and projects her greatness of spirit onto him, including her abilities as a medium. “the drift of his words swept me together with the frozen drawing along a current of quiet reverence, expressing gratitude. As under his conjurative power of projecting images, I felt myself grow to the ruby proportions of a colossal beef steak.”

    Halfway through the work, she realizes that part of his mysterious energetic affect on her is his drug addiction. The table turns... This is vivid, insightful, present and surrealistic writing.

    The English translation of Insel's german conversational bits is embedded in the writing. Exposure to Surrealism and the language of mediums may clarify and increase appreciation.

  • Mina Loy might be a fine poet, but there's a very good reason why this novel wasn't published during her lifetime despite her numerous attempts: the writing is awful. There seems to be an amusing story about a nightmarish artistic mooch buried in the tortured prose, but unfortunately not amusing enough to warrant the effort of digging it out.

  • Engrossing fictional portrait of the strange marginal surrealist Richard Oelze as viewed through Mina Loy's friendship and scrutinizing curiosity of him.