By Mina Loy
"Stories and Essays of Mina Loy" is the 1st book-length quantity of Mina Loy's narrative writings and significant paintings ever released. This quantity brings jointly her brief fiction, in addition to hybrid works that come with modernized fairy stories, a Socratic discussion, and a ballet. Loy's narratives handle concerns corresponding to abortion and poverty, and what she referred to as "the intercourse warfare" is an abiding subject all through. "Stories and Essays of Mina Loy" additionally comprises dramatic works that parody the bravado and misogyny of Futurism and show Loy's early, powerful use of absurdist method. Essays and commentaries on aesthetics, historic occasions, and faith entire this beguiling assortment, cementing Mina Loy's position as one of many nice writers of the 20th century.
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