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Blasphemy and the New Woman: Mina Loy’s Profane Communions

Steve Pinkerton

in Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Mina Loy’s poetics of profanation, which persistently integrates religion, text, and the erotic body to highly blasphemous effect. In poems such as “Parturition” (1914) and ... More


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