Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions

Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions

by Paula M. Nelson
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University of Iowa Press

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Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions

Maggie Nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, and abstract painter Joan Mitchell as well as a reconsideration of the work of many male New York School writers and artists from a feminist perspective.

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ISBN-13: 9781587296154
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Edition description: 1
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Tales in and out of School: An Introduction     xiii
Part 1
Abstract Practices: The Art of Joan Mitchell, Barbara Guest, and Their Others     3
Getting Particular: Gender at Play in the Work of John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler     49
Part 2
What Life Isn't Daily? The Gratuitous Art of Bernadette Mayer     99
Dear Dark Continent: Alice Notley's Disobediences     131
When We're Alone in Public: The Metabolic Work of Eileen Myles     169
Afterword     209
Notes     223
Selected Bibliography     259
Index     275

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