By Holly Baggett
Writer, artist, ny gallery proprietor, and co-editor of the Little Review, Jane Heap used to be probably the most dynamic figures of the overseas avant garde, making a existence that outlined the "modernist event" as a syncretic one. intentionally looking a low profile all through her lifestyles, Heap has pissed off many students attracted to her own lifestyles and the terribly important interval during which she lived. via her correspondence, Heap right here unearths her intimate self in addition to her extra public, artistic relationships with a number of the legends of contemporary artwork, literature, and spirituality. Focusing totally on the voluminous letters written by way of Heap to Florence Reynolds, the correspondence incorporated during this quantity spans the years from 1908-1949, incorporating extra illuminating letters to Reynolds from different major figures in Heap's life.
Heap's letters display the novel transformation of a dreamy, younger Midwestern girl right into a forceful, subtle arbiter of overseas modernism and supply infrequent perception into the fight for lesbian identification and group through the inter-war interval. They aspect her eventual abandonment of artwork within the look for the transcendent within the seductive and esoteric mysticism of George Gurdjieff. Holly Baggett's accompanying essay additional highlights the arrogance of Jane Heap's aesthetics and life.
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Dear Tiny Heart: The Letters of Jane Heap and Florence Reynolds (The Cutting Edge, Lesbian Life and Literature Series) by Holly Baggett