Holy Skirts

Holy Skirts : A Novel Of A Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All For Art

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National Book Award Finalist

No one in 1917 New York had ever encountered a woman like the Bar-oness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven -- poet, artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and unrepentant troublemaker. When she wasn't stalking the streets of Greenwich Village wearing a brassiere made from tomato cans, she was enthusiastically declaiming her poems to sailors in beer halls or posing nude for Man Ray or Marcel Duchamp. In an era of brutal war, technological innovation, and cataclysmic change, the Baroness had resolved to create her own destiny -- taking the center of the Dadaist circle, breaking every bond of female propriety . . . and transforming herself into a living, breathing work of art.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 30.5mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0060778016
  • 9780060778019
  • 855,389

Review quote

"Steinke has drawn a fully realized character whose Dadaist impulses, even though the filter of time and fiction, still startle."--Chicago Tribune
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