&ldquo;He has an evening suit, but never an occasion to wear
it, so he puts it on when he paints his pictures.&rdquo;
Insel i>, the only novel by the surrealist master Mina
Loy, is a book like no other&mdash;about an impossible friendship
amid the glamorous artistic bohemia of 1930s Paris.
painter Insel is a perpetual sponger and outsider&mdash;prone to
writing elegant notes with messages like &ldquo;Am starving to
death except for a miracle&mdash;three o&rsquo;clock Tuesday
afternoon will be the end&rdquo;&mdash;but somehow writer and
art dealer Mrs. Jones likes him.
Together, they sit in
caf&eacute;s, hatch grand plans, and share their artistic
aspirations and disappointments. And they become friends.
But as they grow ever closer, Mrs. Jones begins to realize just
how powerful Insel&rsquo;s hold over her is.
during Loy&rsquo;s lifetime, Insel i>&mdash;which is
loosely based on her friendship with the painter Richard
Oelze&mdash;is a supremely surrealist, deliberately excessive
creation :baroque in style, yet full of deft comedy and sympathy. Now,
with an alternate ending only recently unearthed in the Loy archives,
Insel i> is finally back in print, and Loy&rsquo;s
extraordinary achievement can be appreciated by a new generation of
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
|Paperback / softback
201 x 124 x 18 mm
Melville House Pub
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