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The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets

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  • Title: The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets
  • Author: David Lehman
  • ISBN: 9780385495332
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback

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The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets

About "David Lehman"

  1. David Lehman

    David Lehman is a poet and the series editor for The Best American Poetry series He teaches at The New School in New York City.

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  1. As I don t tend to read much poetry, I wasn t sure if I wanted to read a 400 page book about the great avant garde New York School poets of the mid 20th century But I m glad I did It was a readable and interesting journey into the world of a group very talented and committed artists John Ashbery, Frank O Hara, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler Three of them served in the military three were gay three graduated from Harvard all of them lived in New York for at least part of their lives.I would cha [...]


  2. I like Frank O Hara a lot, and I don t really understand John Ashbery, so I decided to pick up this book The Last Avant Garde is about four men who were the last true originals Frank O Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler They relationships blossomed against the backdrop of New York City, thus the New York School Their poetry was radically new and different so radical, in fact, that they were disregarded by many leading critics of the generation These iconoclasts, however, made a [...]


  3. needs an editor writes Barbara Guest out of the story it made me realize why Maggie Nelson, who contributed to the research of this book, wrote her own book on women the New York School


  4. Excellent I was particularly interested in Lehman s view of Brad Gooch s biography of Frank O Hara I highly recommend this readable and fascinating book.


  5. I don t think I could ve picked a better time to read this book, with lots of Koch, Ashbery, and O Hara plus Brad Gooch s biography of the latter fresh in my memory Lehman s impressions of O Hara and Koch turned out to be pretty much in line with my own, but I was especially interested in what he had to say about Ashbery, whose work I ve found mysef unable to get into He managed to make Ashbery s poetry seem a bit approachable, and it seems like the poems and lines he quoted were well chosen My [...]


  6. A rather intimate look at the New York School of Poetry a close knit group of post World War II poets comprised principally of John Ashbery, Frank O Hara, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler The book contains many samples of their poetry to support Lehman s observations, and a collection of photographs of the poets and their friends Though I usually struggle to find any meaning in a lot of poetry, or to understand others analyses of it, Lehman s portrayal of the environment in which they operated w [...]


  7. I think one of the great gifts that America has produced are the poets associated with the so called New York School Not really an official organization with a membership card, but they were friends who were closely connected to the abstract Expressionists as well as the merging of early pop painting With nice touches on the artist Larry Rivers.Frank O Hara, James Schuyler, Kenneth Koch, and John Ashbery are the heroes here, and this book by David Lehman is a combination of group bio and lit cri [...]


  8. Less I m finished, I m done I ve tried twice now to read this book, mainly because I like Frank O Hara s poetry What I don t like is Lehman s writing style and what I feel is his insistance on fitting these writers into a particular box he s folded I constantly felt his presence over my shoulder, at times inserting himself into the writing I wouldn t recommend this book but what do I know maybe you ll dig it.


  9. This was my second time reading this book I first read it about 7 years ago and will probably read it again in 7 years.I absolutely love the New York School poets, and this account of their formation draws out so much from their education, lives, influences, and successors I had forgotten so much of this, and now can read their poetry in a new, refreshing light.


  10. I was hoping for ensemble scenes with the painters, but the coverge of Schuyler and Koch is welcome, and O Hara and Ashbery are of course well covered Not particularly interested in the part 2 argument about avant gardes, and I missed any reference at all to popular culture after jazz Dylan usurped the Beats, after all.


  11. could not put down read twice through i love me some ny poets and their artistic counterparts have sortamega crush on frank sigh all joking aside, what a wonderful, informative read about one of my particular favorite movements in theok so the only avant garde movement in the us, butey are fab.


  12. This book got me excited about contemporary poetry and introduced me to John Ashbery and Frank O Hara This book does a great job of setting up the attraction of the New York School and strikes a nice balance between discussions of biography and art.









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