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Poems, Poetry, Personhood

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores a set of interdependent problems in the history, theory, and politics of recent Anglo-American poetry while offering a challenge and an alternative to a nearly unanimous ... More


The Justice of My Feelings for Frank O’Hara

Oren Izenberg

in Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines two problems presented by Frank O'Hara's poetry: one of which is related to aesthetics and the other to ethics. It argues that O'Hara's dependence on preference does not ... More


Return to the Mountains: The Ayyappaṉ Festival in Sabarimalai, Kerala

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the oldest festivals in South India is the pilgrimage to the Sabarimalai shrine of Ayyappan in the mountains of Kerala. About 10 million male devotees make this pilgrimage each December and ... More


Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

Digression is widely considered a mark of disordered or evasive discourse. Modern legal, philosophical, and political writing largely disavows this trope, regarding it as a departure from the model ... More


Digression Personified: Whitman, the New York School, and the Drift of Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

“A book I have made, the words of my book nothing, the drift of it every thing,” said Walt Whitman in 1865. While this may seem an extraordinary claim for a wordsmith to make, the concept of textual ... More


Conclusion ‘Your Marvellous Appearances’: Frank O'Hara

Alan Marshall

in American Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561926
eISBN:
9780191721663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561926.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The conclusion begins by referring back to Tocqueville, as it offers some reflections on the nature of human greatness in democratic societies, more particularly in relation to the nature of human ... More


Introduction

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book of postwar American poetry's obsession with friendship and its pleasures, limitations, and contradictions borrows its title from Ralph Waldo Emerson's “Friendship.” Emerson drives home his ... More


Situating the Avant-Garde in Postwar America: Community, Individualism, and Cold War Culture

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter provides a theoretical and historical background for the subsequent analysis of how dissonant companionship plays out in the work of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka. It ... More


“My Force Is in Mobility”: Selfhood and Friendship in Frank O’Hara’s Poetry

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that Frank O'Hara's oft-noted obsession with constant movement and his antipathy to stasis have profound implications not only for the formal and stylistic qualities of his ... More


“Against the Speech of Friends”: Baraka’s White Friend Blues

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Amiri Baraka envisions poetry to be a form of contentious position-taking in the literary field. In his poems, his plays, and his one highly experimental novel, Baraka's writing confronts, in diverse ... More


“A Rainy Wool Frankie and Johnny”: O’Hara, Ashbery, and the Paradoxes of Friendship

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri Baraka are profoundly concerned with friendship as a theme and as an intellectual, poetic, and personal problem. Each poet creates a tense oscillation in his ... More


Conclusion

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book has examined a vision of poetry that icontinually turns away from and returns to group affiliations and assimilation—from the experimental poetics of Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and Amiri ... More


Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

William Logan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,” his witty and articulate reviews have ... More


Hara Kei Nikki and Eiin Hara Kei Nikki Compared: Typos and Other Problems

George Akita

in Evaluating Evidence: A Positivist Approach to Reading Sources on Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824825607
eISBN:
9780824869328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824825607.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines a major problem in reading published primary sources: the intervention of a third party between the writers of the documents and the ultimate user. This may be an editor, a ... More


William and Lucy Clark Croghan

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

William Croghan, Irish immigrant, British and Continental Army officer, surveyor, and community leader, died at his home in September 1822. He left behind a large family and distinguished farm, more ... More


Coda: Moving the Landscapes

in Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239949
eISBN:
9781846313301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239949.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter summarises the main themes covered in the preceding discussions. The book has journeyed through the landscape of Frank O'Hara's poetry along intersecting paths, and engaged with the ... More


From the Hara to the ‘Imara: Emerging Urban Metaphors in the Literary Production on Contemporary Cairo1

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the Egyptian literati, particularly through fiction, have played a very important role “vis-à-vis the collectivity as underground historians of the city whose narratives ... More


Mexican War: Honor Reconfirmed

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134406
eISBN:
9780813135977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846, mainly over the issue of the annexation of Texas, Kentuckians supported the war and men volunteered with overwhelming enthusiasm. In addition to ... More


Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316067
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frank O'Hara's writing is central to any consideration of twentieth-century American poetry. This book asks why O'Hara remains so important to twenty-first-century readers and writers of poetry. The ... More


Pal Joey: The History of a Heel

Julianne Lindberg

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051204
eISBN:
9780190051235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051204.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The History of a Heel chronicles the genesis, influence, and significance of Rodgers and Hart’s classic musical comedy Pal Joey (1940). When Pal Joey opened at the Barrymore on Christmas day, 1940, ... More


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