The Vanishing Pugilist and the Poet

The marriage of twentieth-century avant-gardists Arthur Cravan and Mina Loy was blissfully happy — until his mysterious disappearance

Lapham’s Quarterly
11 min readNov 27, 2018

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Arthur Cravan, c. 1916.

By Emma Garman

When the surrealist hero and sometime pugilist Arthur Cravan vanished off the coast of Mexico at the age of thirty-one, both the man and the…

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