Girls on the Run: A Poem


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Girls on the Run: A Poem - Ashbery, John
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A book-length poem that is at once tragic and hilarious. Girls on the Run is a poem loosely based on the works of the outsider artist Henry Darger (1892-1972), a recluse who toiled for decades at an enormous illustrated novel about the adventures of a plucky band of little girls. The Vivians are threatened by human tormentors, supernatural demons, and cataclysmic storms; their calmer moments are passed in Edenic landscapes. Darger traced the figures from comic strips, coloring books, and other ephemeral sources, filling in ...

Girls on the Run: A Poem 2000, Farrar Straus Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374526979

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Girls on the Run: A Poem 1999, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374162702