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Feministing Readz: Insel

You could probably count on one hand the number of novels that have taken up great platonic male-female friendships as their theme. The republication of Mina Loy’s Insel, by Melville House Publishing’s Neversink Library this past May, is a refreshing, challenging, and brilliant addition to this intimate pantheon.

Loy’s only novel, Insel is the portrait of a starving German surrealist, as told by his patron and friend, Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones is the quasi-fictional avatar of Loy herself; Insel, a loose construction drawn from Loy’s strange and euphoric friendship with the German painter Richard Oelze.

A luminary of transatlantic modernisms, Mina Loy worked across as many media as she did cities. Her itinerant artistic career occupied the capitals of the turn ...

You could probably count on one hand the number of novels that have taken up great platonic male-female friendships as their theme. The republication of Mina Loy’s Insel, by Melville House Publishing’s Neversink Library this past ...

Who would attend your dinner party?

If you’ve never had a chance to get to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for feminist art–make sure you try and check it out. It is one of the only art spaces dedicated specifically to curating feminist thought and achievement. I’ve gone a few times and former editor Courtney has curated panels there–but it is a great opportunity to learn about feminist history and imagine what it would have been like had all these great minds sat down at dinner together. That’s right–the Sackler center has a feminist rendition of the “dinner party.” For their 5th anniversary they’ve created a 4th wing. 

The Sackler Center has created a symbolic fourth wing ...

If you’ve never had a chance to get to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for feminist art–make sure you try and check it out. It is one of the ...