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Book Title: Holy Skirts: A Novel of a Flamboyant Woman Who Risked All for Art|
The author of the book: Rene Steinke
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Edition: Harper Perennial
Date of issue: December 27th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780060778019
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National Book Award Finalist
No one in 1917 New York had ever encountered a woman like the Bar-oness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven -- poet, artist, proto-punk rocker, sexual libertine, fashion avatar, and unrepentant troublemaker. When she wasn't stalking the streets of Greenwich Village wearing a brassiere made from tomato cans, she was enthusiastically declaiming her poems to sailors in beer halls or posing nude for Man Ray or Marcel Duchamp. In an era of brutal war, technological innovation, and cataclysmic change, the Baroness had resolved to create her own destiny -- taking the center of the Dadaist circle, breaking every bond of female propriety . . . and transforming herself into a living, breathing work of art.
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Read information about the authorRene Steinke's most recent novel, Friendswood, will be published in August with Riverhead Books. She is also the author of The Fires and Holy Skirts, a novel based on the life of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Holy Skirts was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award.
Steinke's writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Bookforum, Triquarterly, and in anthologies. She teaches creative writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.
Rene Steinke currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.