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Criminal ingenuity : Moore, Cornell, Ashbery, and the struggle between the arts

Author: Ellen Levy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: Modernist literature & culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Criminal Ingenuity offers both a history and a theory of the conflicted relation between poetry and painting in high and mid-century modernism, focusing on figures like T.S. Eliot, Clement Greenberg,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Marianne Moore; John Ashbery; Joseph Cornell; Joe Brainard; John Ashbery; Joseph Cornell; Marianne Moore; Marianne Moore; John Ashbery; Joseph Cornell; Joe Brainard; John Ashbery; Joe Brainard; Joseph Cornell; Marianne Moore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Levy
ISBN: 9780199746354 0199746354
OCLC Number: 654814839
Description: xxxii, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Borrowing Paints from a Girl : Greenberg, Eliot, Moore, and the Struggle Between the Arts. "Academic Feeling" vs. "the Museum" ; Moore Between Poetry and Painting ; The Professional, the Academic, and "the Real Poetry Lover" ; What's in a Name? Museum, Market, Art World ; The End of Modernism As We Know It : Poetry in the Age of Pollock ; Self-Critique and the Struggle for Dominance --
"No Poet has been so Chaste": Moore and the Poetics of Ambivalence. Institution or Enterprise? ; The Place of the Token Woman ; "Unsheathed gesticulation" : The Attack of the Token Woman ; Moore's Mirror Phase : "Those Various Scalpels" ; The Poetics of Ambivalence ; The Case for Moore's Late "Love" Lyrics ; Moore's Imperishable Wish : "Armor's Undermining Modesty" --
An Inconsequential Past : Joseph Cornell after Marianne Moore ; Elephants and Divas : Cornell's Position, Modernism's Impasse ; The Materialist and the Monster : History According to Moore and Benjamin ; Collage and Class Fractions ; Amateurs and Aristocrats ; The Collector and the Criminal: Cornell and Moore's Imaginary economy --
Surrealism in "the second, open sense" : The Poets of the New York School. "A confusion of painting with literature" : Greenberg vs. the Surrealists ; "Stupid paintings" and "old-fashioned literature" : Ashbery's Regressive Avant-Garde ; Institutions of Freedom : The Coterie and the Art World ; "Dear New York City Ballet, you are quite like a wedding yourself!" : Institution as Form in the Poems of Frank O'Hara --
"A medium in which it is possible to recognize Oneself" : Ashbery between Poetry and Painting. Breathing Space : Ashbery In and Out of the Art World ; The Adventures of "the personality" : "Definition of Blue" ; The Case of the Fairy Decorator : Robert Lowell and the New York School ; Cornell/Parmigianino ; Facing Pages : The Vermont Notebook.
Series Title: Modernist literature & culture.
Responsibility: Ellen Levy.
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