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Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy (edition 1996)
Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy by Carolyn Burke
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0374109648, Hardcover)Altering her family name, wearing the clothes she wanted (which she designed herself), encouraging nudity among her children, writing about sex, and befriending derelicts were among the life achievements of English poet Mina Loy (1882-1966). Loy emerged out of a tortured childhood into the age of free love and expression in Europe and America with irrepressible force. Though her behavior was at times reproachable, such as when she dumped her children in Florence to go gallivant among the elite in New York, her story is always interesting. Biographer Carolyn Burke tells it in generous detail in Becoming Modern.
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