Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 1-6

Contents

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pp. 7-8

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Foreword. “Could Grow Afar of Purity”: Kathline Carr’s Susceptible Tristia

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pp. 9-14

From the desk in front of my window I watch swallows fly. One little forkedtail beauty swoops in toward the window and with all its speed I fear a crash. But it swerves away at the last minute. Coming close to me, I see its pearlescent feathers. Joy!
“Joy!” exclaims the flying Tristia Vogel of Kathline Carr’s...

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Introduction. Miraculum Monstrum, the Exhibit

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pp. 15-18

The events that surround Tristia Vogel’s life tend to overshadow the art she made. Her name still suggests a kind of sensationalism that recalls the exploitive circumstances she overcame and evokes a mixed emotional response: admiration, pity, fear, and inevitably, worship. Still, her place as a...

I. Exornatio

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pp. 19-38

II. Auguratio

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pp. 39-50

III. Chorea Terra/Terraemotus

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pp. 51-62

IV. Prosectum/Puella

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pp. 63-80

V. Miscere In Vitro

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pp. 81-92

VI. Epilogue: Hinter Map

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pp. 93-95

Meeting Tristia (Endnote)

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pp. 96-98

Plates

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pp. 99-106

Illustration Credits

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pp. 107-110

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In Gratitude

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pp. 111-112

With gratitude to Annie Adballa, Jezebel Carr, Tamra Carraher, Jan Conn, Jane Denitz Smith, Mercedes Fitch, Nick Flynn, Jen Hofer, Diane Gilliam, William Hunt, Bhanu Kapil, Jill Magi, Buck Ricciardelli, Jessica Treat, Anne Waldman, Elizabeth Goodwin, Tom Carr, Jeanie Huggins, A Room of Her Own Foundation...