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Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven

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As a neurasthenic, kleptomaniac, man-chasing proto-punk poet and artist, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven left in her wake a ripple that is becoming a rip -- one hundred years after she exploded onto the New York art scene. As an agent provocateur within New York's modernist revolution, "the first American Dada" not only dressed and behaved with purposeful outrage ...more
Hardcover, 418 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by MIT Press (MA) (first published October 7th 2011)
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Elisabeth
Jan 07, 2013 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing
First, booty from introduction by Gammel and Zelazo:

“The Baronness is the first American Dada.”—Jane Heap, 1920

“Delirious in its ragged edges and atonal rhythms, the poetry echoes the noise of the metropolis itself. Profanity sounds loudly throughout her poems…

“Our consciousness is captured not only by the baffling simultaneity of heterogeneous materials but by the ongoing transformation of the self. […] Fusing, braiding, mixing, and crossing are at the heart of the Baroness’s poetry […]surreal
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Nadia
Apr 12, 2015 Nadia rated it it was amazing
Best book of poetry I have ever read. Dada artist Baroness Elsa the original Lady Gaga from 100 years ago. And should be more famous than Marcel Duchamp: http://www.scottishreviewofbooks.org/...
Mills College Library
831.912 F895 2011
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Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (sometimes also called Else von Freytag-von Loringhoven) was a German-born DADA artist and poet who worked for several years in Greenwich Village, New York City, United States.
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