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‘ “You couldn’t make it up”: the love of “bare facts” in Mina Loy’s Italian poems’

Hancock, Timothy (2005) ‘ “You couldn’t make it up”: the love of “bare facts” in Mina Loy’s Italian poems’. English: The Journal of the English Association, 54 (210). pp. 175-194. [Journal article]

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Since she was briefly championed as a 'logopoeic' writer by Ezra Pound in the early 1920s, Mina Loy has been depicted as a cerebral spinner of futurist and feminist fantasies (with a predilection for alliteration). This essay argues that such a characterisation underemphasizes the influence of the 'here and now' on her Italian period poems, be this the presence in her work of the very stones in the Florentine streets, or the shaping influence of her own actual relations with specific individuals, such as Giovanni Papini - the model for 'Joannes' in Loy's celebrated sequence of Songs.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > English
ID Code:13250
Deposited By: Dr Tim Hancock
Deposited On:11 May 2010 08:21
Last Modified:09 May 2016 11:01

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