Urban Pastoral PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Urban Pastoral free pdf Were the urbane, avant-garde poets of the New York School secretly nature lovers like Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Annie Dillard? In "Urban Pastoral, " Timothy Gray urges us to reconsider our long-held appraisals of Frank O Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, and their peers as celebrants of cosmopolitan culture and to think of their more pastoral impulses. As Gray argues, flowers are more beautiful in the New York School s garden of verse because no one expects them to bloom there. Along with the poets whose careers he chronicles, Gray shows us that startlingly new approaches to New York City art and literature emerge when natural and artificial elements collide kaleidoscopically, as when O Hara likens blinking stars to a hairnet, when painter Jane Freilicher places a jar of irises in her studio window to mirror purple plumes rising from Consolidated Edison smokestacks, or when poet Kathleen Norris equates rooftop water towers with grain silos as she plans her escape route to the Great Plains. The New York School poets and their coterie have become a staple of poetics, literary criticism and biography, cultural studies, and art criticism, but "Urban Pastoral" is the first study of the original New York School poets to offer sustained discussion of the pastoral and natural imagery within the work of these renowned city poets and also consider poets from the second generation of the New York School Diane di Prima, Jim Carroll, and Kathleen Norris. Moving beyond the traditional boundaries of literary criticism to embrace the creative spirit of New York poets and artists, Gray s accessible, lively, and blithely experimental book will shape future discussions of contemporary urban literature and literary nature writing, offering new evidence of avant-garde poetry s role within those realms."

About Timothy Gray

Timothy Gray is a professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and the author of "Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim: Creating Countercultural Community" (Iowa, 2006).

Details Book

Author : Timothy Gray
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Data Published : 15 September 2010
ISBN : 1587299097
EAN : 9781587299094
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 302 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Urban Pastoral

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • City Poet free pdfCity Poet

    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..

  • Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets free pdfEncyclopedia of the New York School Poets

    The New York School started in the 1950s and was one of the most influential movements of American poetry - from the last half of the 20th century to today. In more than 450 entries..

  • Pastoral Elegy in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry free pdfPastoral Elegy in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

    Defying critical suggestions that the pastoral elegy is obsolete. Iain Twiddy reveals the popularity of the form in the work of major contemporary poets Seamus Heaney. Ted Hughes and Paul Muldoon. Michael Longley..

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism free pdfContemporary Literary Criticism

    < p>Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 6-8 novelists. poets. playwrights and other creative writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books..

  • Birds and Poets free pdfBirds and Poets

    Excerpt from Birds and Poets: With Other Papers I have deliberated a long time about coupling some of my sketches of out-door nature with a few chapters of a more purely literary character- and as I have confided to my reader what pleased and engaged me beyond my four walls..

  • Urban Pastoral free pdfUrban Pastoral

    Sites To Download Free Ebooks. Were the urbane, avant-garde poets of the New York School secretly nature lovers like Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Annie Dillard? In "Urban Pastoral, " Timothy Gray