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By Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven,Irene Gammel,Suzanne Zelazo

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ISBN-13: 9780262016223

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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's turning into a rip -- 100 years after she exploded onto the recent York artwork scene. As an agent provocateur inside of New York's modernist revolution, "the first American Dada" not just dressed and behaved with useful outrageousness, yet she set an instance that went way past the eccentric divas of the twenty-first century, together with her conceptual descendant, woman Gaga. Her delirious verse flabbergasted New Yorkers up to her flamboyant personality. As a poet, she used to be profane and playfully obscene, imagining a farting God, and reworking her modern Marcel Duchamp into M'ars (my arse). With its ragged edges and atonal rhythms, her poetry echoes the noise of the city itself. Her love poetry muses graphically on ejaculation, orgasm, and oral intercourse. while she uninterested in latest phrases, she created new ones: "phalluspistol," "spinsterlollipop," "kissambushed." The Baroness's rebellious, hugely sexed howls prefigured the Beats; her depth and mental complexity anticipates the poetic utterances of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. released greater than a century after her arrival in big apple, Body Sweats is the 1st significant choice of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven's poems in English. The Baroness's biographer Irene Gammel and coeditor Suzanne Zelazo have assembled a hundred and fifty poems, so much of them by no means ahead of released. a number of the poems are themselves paintings items, embellished in purple and eco-friendly ink, embellished with sketches and diagrams, awarded with a similar visceral immediacy they'd after they have been composed.

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