City Poet

City Poet
Author: Brad Gooch
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 0062303422
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City Poet Book Excerpt:

The definitive biography of Frank O’Hara, one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, the magnetic literary figure at the center of New York’s cultural life during the 1950s and 1960s. City Poet captures the excitement and promise of mid-twentieth-century New York in the years when it became the epicenter of the art world, and illuminates the poet and artist at its heart. Brad Gooch traces Frank O’Hara’s life from his parochial Catholic childhood to World War II, through his years at Harvard and New York. He brilliantly portrays O’Hara in in his element, surrounded by a circle of writers and artists who would transform America’s cultural landscape: Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, and John Ashbery. Gooch brings into focus the artistry and influence of a life “of guts and wit and style and passion” (Luc Sante) that was tragically abbreviated in 1966 when O’Hara, just forty and at the height of his creativity, was hit and killed by a jeep on the beach at Fire Island—a death that marked the end of an exceptional career and a remarkable era. City Poet is illustrated with 55 black and white photographs.

In Memory of My Feelings

In Memory of My Feelings
Author: Russell Ferguson,Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 9780520222434
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Memory of My Feelings Book Excerpt:

In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art is a reexamination of the relationship between art and poetry at a crucial moment in American art. It also offers new insights into the charismatic figure of Frank O'Hara and his world and interests, which included art, music, theater, dance, film, and mass culture.

Frank O Hara Now

Frank O   Hara Now
Author: Robert Hampson,Will Montgomery
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2022-04-02
ISBN: 1802079378
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frank O Hara Now Book Excerpt:

Frank O’Hara’s writing is central to any consideration of 20th century American poetry. This collection of essays, the first to be dedicated to O’Hara in nearly two decades, asks why O’Hara remains so important to 21st century readers and writers of poetry. The book is transatlantic in tone, combining American scholarship with a wide sampling of British writers. For many, O’Hara’s distinctive appeal depends on his witty depictions of urban experience, his relationship to the painters of Abstract Expressionism and the exhilarating immediacy of his poetic voice. Yet these chatty and approachable qualities coexist with a testing engagement with currents in European and American modernism. Frank O’Hara Now offers a comprehensive picture of the poet, presenting the conversational insouciance of the writing alongside its more intransigent features.

A Study of the Urban Poetics of Frank O Hara

A Study of the Urban Poetics of Frank O   Hara
Author: Wang Xiaoling,Wang Yuzhi,Zheng Mingyuan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN: 1000588750
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study of the Urban Poetics of Frank O Hara Book Excerpt:

Focusing on the poetry and cultural practice of Frank O’Hara, the great urban poet of the New York School during the 1950s and 1960s, this books explores the interwoven relationship between his urban poetics and the urban culture of New York, seeking to shed light on poetic concept and its cultural relevance. The poetry of Frank O’Hara is deeply rooted in and nourished by his urban experience as a metropolitan and an active participant in the vibrant cultural scene of New York. Therefore, an investigation into the interactive dynamics between his poetry and the urban culture he helped shape serves as a starting point for further study on the literary representation of European and American urban culture. Across eight chapters, the authors look into the genesis, theoretical constitution, the interface with culture and aesthetics of O’Hara’s urban poetics and also their philosophical foundations, literary ethics, special expression and representation as well as his reception of modernity and postmodernity. The title will appeal to scholars, students and general readers interested in American literature, poetry and urban culture, especially Frank O’Hara and the New York School.

A Study Guide for Frank O Hara s Having a Coke With You

A Study Guide for Frank O Hara s  Having a Coke With You
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1410347788
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Frank O Hara s Having a Coke With You Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Frank O'Hara's "Having a Coke With You," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1438140665
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets Book Excerpt:

Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of poets associated with the New York Schools of the early twentieth century.

A Study Guide for Frank O Hara s Poem Lana Turner has Collapsed

A Study Guide for Frank O Hara s  Poem  Lana Turner has Collapsed
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1410355535
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Frank O Hara s Poem Lana Turner has Collapsed Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Frank O'Hara's "Poem (Lana Turner has Collapsed)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry The Twentieth Century

Encyclopedia of American Poetry  The Twentieth Century
Author: Eric L. Haralson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 866
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 131776322X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Poetry The Twentieth Century Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

The Cambridge Companion to American Poets

The Cambridge Companion to American Poets
Author: Mark Richardson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN: 1107123828
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to American Poets Book Excerpt:

This Companion brings together essays on some fifty-four American poets, from Anne Bradstreet to contemporary performance poetry. This book also examines such movements in American poetry as modernism, the Harlem (or New Negro) Renaissance, "confessional" poetry, the Black Mountain School, the New York School, the Beats, and L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry.

The New Anthology of American Poetry

The New Anthology of American Poetry
Author: Steven Gould Axelrod,Camille Roman,Thomas Travisano
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-04-15
ISBN: 0813562902
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Anthology of American Poetry Book Excerpt:

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, and Thomas Travisano continue the standard of excellence set in Volumes I and II of this extraordinary anthology. Volume III provides the most compelling and wide-ranging selection available of American poetry from 1950 to the present. Its contents are just as diverse and multifaceted as America itself and invite readers to explore the world of poetry in the larger historical context of American culture. Nearly three hundred poems allow readers to explore canonical works by such poets as Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, and Sylvia Plath, as well as song lyrics from such popular musicians as Bob Dylan and Queen Latifah. Because contemporary American culture transcends the borders of the continental United States, the anthology also includes numerous transnational poets, from Julia de Burgos to Derek Walcott. Whether they are the works of oblique avant-gardists like John Ashbery or direct, populist poets like Allen Ginsberg, all of the selections are accompanied by extensive introductions and footnotes, making the great poetry of the period fully accessible to readers for the first time.

The Collected Poems of Frank O Hara

The Collected Poems of Frank O Hara
Author: Frank O'Hara
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 586
Release: 1995-03-31
ISBN: 0520201663
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Poems of Frank O Hara Book Excerpt:

Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

Deaths of the Poets

Deaths of the Poets
Author: Michael Symmons Roberts,Paul Farley
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 1448155630
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deaths of the Poets Book Excerpt:

From Dylan Thomas’s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath’s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen; from Chatterton’s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats’ death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood, the deaths of poets have often cast a backward shadow on their work. The post-Romantic lore of the dissolute drunken poet has fatally skewed the image of poets in our culture. Novelists can be stable, savvy, politically adept and in control, but poets should be melancholic, doomed and self-destructive. Is this just an illusion , or is there some essential truth behind it? What is the price of poetry? In this book, two contemporary poets embark on a series of journeys to the death places of poets of the past, in part as pilgrims, but also as investigators, interrogating the myth.

Backward Glances

Backward Glances
Author: Mark W. Turner
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781861891808
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backward Glances Book Excerpt:

Focusing upon gay street life in London and New York, Mark Turner presents this gay urban history of male street cruising.

Ireland and the Americas

Ireland and the Americas
Author: James Patrick Byrne,Philip Coleman,Jason Francis King
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 967
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1851096140
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ireland and the Americas Book Excerpt:

Provides reference entries on interactions between Ireland and the United States, Canada, and Latin America throughout history and the cultural and political impact these relations have had for each country.

Criminal Ingenuity

Criminal Ingenuity
Author: Ellen Levy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2011-05-13
ISBN: 0190454008
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Ingenuity Book Excerpt:

"Poetry was declining/ Painting advancing/ we were complaining/ it was '50," recalled poet Frank O'Hara in 1957. Criminal Ingenuity traces a series of linked moments in the history of this transfer of cultural power from the sphere of the word to that of the image. Ellen Levy explores the New York literary and art worlds in the years that bracket O'Hara's lament through close readings of the works and careers of poets Marianne Moore and John Ashbery and assemblage artist Joseph Cornell. In the course of these readings, Levy discusses such topics as the American debates around surrealism, the function of the "token woman" in artistic canons, and the role of the New York City Ballet in the development of mid-century modernism, and situates her central figures in relation to such colleagues and contemporaries as O'Hara, T. S. Eliot, Clement Greenberg, Walter Benjamin, and Lincoln Kirstein. Moore, Cornell, and Ashbery are connected by acquaintance and affinity-and above all, by the possession of what Moore calls "criminal ingenuity," a talent for situating themselves on the fault lines that fissure the realms of art, sexuality, and politics. As we consider their lives and works, Levy shows, the seemingly specialized question of the source and meaning of the struggle for power between art forms inexorably opens out to broader questions about social and artistic institutions and forces: the academy and the museum, professionalism and the market, and that institution of institutions, marriage.

Word Sightings

Word Sightings
Author: Sarah Riggs
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780415938594
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word Sightings Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes
Author: Linda De Roche
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1440853592
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies
Author: Timothy Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1135942412
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies Book Excerpt:

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

Ninth Street Women

Ninth Street Women
Author: Mary Gabriel
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN: 031622619X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ninth Street Women Book Excerpt:

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times). Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting -- not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. Gutsy and indomitable, Lee Krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. Elaine de Kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Grace Hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Joan Mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And Helen Frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life. Her gamble paid off: At twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. These women changed American art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. In Ninth Street Women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement
Author: Paul Varner
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0810871890
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement Book Excerpt:

The Beat Movement was and is a literary and arts movement, the most radical and innovative of the 20th century, and because it was so open to new ideas of poetics and aesthetics, it has adapted from decade to decade. The history of the Beat Movement is still being written in the early years of the 21st century. Unlike other kinds of literary and artistic the Beat Movement is self-perpetuating. After the 1950s generation, a new generation arose in the 1960s led by writers such as Diane Wakowski, Anne Waldman, and poets from the East Side Scene. In the 1970s and 1980s writers from the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and contributors to World magazine continued the movement. The 1980s and 1990s Language Movement saw itself as an outgrowth and progression of previous Beat aesthetics. Today poets and writers in San Francisco still gather at City Lights Bookstore and in Boulder at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and continue the movement. It is now a postmodern movement and probably would be unrecognizable to the earliest Beats. It may even be in the process of finally shedding the name Beat. But the Movement continues. The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movements history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon. This book is a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in learning more about the Beat Movement.