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Poetic closets : gay lines and the New York School poets / Hartmut Heep.

Author/Creator:
Heep, Hartmut, 1960- author.
Publication:
New York ; Bern : Peter Lang, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
New York (State) -- New York.
United States.
Schuyler, James -- Criticism and interpretation.
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ashbery, John, 1927-2017 -- Criticism and interpretation.
New York School of poets and painters.
Ashbery, John, 1927-2017.
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Schuyler, James.
American poetry -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Gay authors -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American poetry.
Gay authors.
Intellectual life.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"This study focuses on John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler and the integrality of their homosexuality and their lives in New York City to their poetic and artistic expression. Ashbery, O'Hara, and Schuyler met because they were gay and shared their experiences-and their men-in their writings and in their lives. Rather than connecting the writings of these three New York Poets with established literary movements of the past, this study offers a provocative new reading that reflects the social, intellectual, political, and sexual views of today. In times of increasing conservative political views in America, these poets suggests different paths of poetic and political resistance. This study is of interests to readers of poetry on all levels but particularly for students of English, Gender Studies, or Gay Studies at universities and colleges. It also explores New York as a setting and offers fresh insights to its gender related landscape of bars, museums and entertainment venues. Finally, it provides social and literary strategies to offer literary and personal responses in a politically conservative climate. John Ashbery's recent death, plus the fact that my study contains parts of an unpublished interview with him, make my project particularly attractive and timely." -- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Laura Jan Meyerson Poetry Fund.
Contributor:
Laura Jan Meyerson Poetry Fund.
ISBN:
9781433162183
1433162180
9781433162190
9781433162206
9781433162213
OCLC:
1098220838
Publisher Number:
99983907668