Statutes of Liberty is the first full-length academic study of the New York School of Poets. It contains an introduction to the work of these writers, followed by chapters on the central figures: Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler and John Ashbery. A postscript examines the continuing and changing influence of the New York School. The book is also concerned with deconstruction, a mode of literary analysis with which Ashbery's work in particular has come to be associated by critics in America.
About the Author
Geoff Ward is Professor of English, University of Dundee.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements - Introduction - James Schuyler and the Rhetoric of Temporality - Frank O'Hara: Accident and Design - A Lyric Poet in the Era of Late Capitalism? - The Look of Glass - Ashbery's Recklessness - Conclusion - Index