Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School

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Were the urbane, avant-garde poets of the New York School secretly nature lovers like Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry, and Annie Dillard? In "Urban Pastoral, " Timothy Gray urges us to reconsider our long-held appraisals of Frank O Hara, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, and their peers as celebrants of cosmopolitan culture and to think of their more pastoral impulses. As Gray argues, flowers are more beautiful in the New York School s garden of verse because no one expects them to bloom there. Along with the poets whose careers he ...

Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School 2010, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781587299094

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