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Description - Mr. Faust (Dodo Press) by Arthur Davison Ficke

Arthur Davison Ficke (1883-1945) was a lawyer and poet. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating from Harvard in 1904 and with a law degree from the University of Iowa, he settled into a ten-year legal practice with his father. Ficke is best remembered for three things: a correspondence and brief love affair with Edna St. Vincent Millay; a prose work which evolved from his knowledgeable collecting of Japanese prints entitled Chats on Japanese Prints (1915), and a wildly successful literary hoax which he concocted with his friend the writer Witter Bynner. In 1916, Ficke and Bynner invented a literary movement they called Spectrism complete with two fictitious poets to embody it named Anne Knish and Emanuel Morgan. Together they published Spectra, A Book of Poetic Experiments (1916), which was taken seriously for several years by an embarrassing large number of editors and poets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409976790
ISBN-10: 1409976793
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Dodo Press
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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