Beautiful Enemies

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Author: Andrew Epstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190292713

Category: Literary Criticism

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Although it has long been commonplace to imagine the archetypal American poet singing a solitary "Song of Myself," much of the most enduring American poetry has actually been preoccupied with the drama of friendship. In this lucid and absorbing study, Andrew Epstein argues that an obsession with both the pleasures and problems of friendship erupts in the "New American Poetry" that emerges after the Second World War. By focusing on some of the most significant postmodernist American poets--the "New York School" poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and their close contemporary Amiri Baraka--Beautiful Enemies reveals a fundamental paradox at the heart of postwar American poetry and culture: the avant-garde's commitment to individualism and nonconformity runs directly counter to its own valorization of community and collaboration. In fact, Epstein demonstrates that the clash between friendship and nonconformity complicates the legendary alliances forged by postwar poets, becomes a predominant theme in the poetry they created, and leaves contemporary writers with a complicated legacy to negotiate. Rather than simply celebrating friendship and poetic community as nurturing and inspiring, these poets represent friendship as a kind of exhilarating, maddening contradiction, a site of attraction and repulsion, affinity and rivalry. Challenging both the reductive critiques of American individualism and the idealized, heavily biographical celebrations of literary camaraderie one finds in much critical discussion, this book provides a new interpretation of the peculiar dynamics of American avant-garde poetic communities and the role of the individual within them. By situating his extensive and revealing readings of these highly influential poets against the backdrop of Cold War cultural politics and within the context of American pragmatist thought, Epstein uncovers the collision between radical self-reliance and the siren call of the interpersonal at the core of postwar American poetry.

The Lutheran Witness

In the afternoon Synod met in the beautiful enemies bad their great wrath , and continued in This helped us still less . We did not even and spacious chapel of the new Concordia such wrath , and did all they could to disturb make an ...

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Losing the Light

Not while I am here behind enemy lines.” Alex smiled as though he secretly knew he could win the argument and so, by letting it go, was, in his way, winning just the same. “And with such beautiful enemies,” he added, grinning at Sophie, ...

Author: Andrea Dunlop

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501109423

Category: Fiction

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The Living Age

Since I myself have been in need of God's dividuality ; the combination offering a mercy , I have conferred an amnesty on all my mysterious , inexplicable , but beautiful enemies . Many beautiful poems ( directed whole .

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Descriptive Portraiture of Europe in Storm and Calm

He ran at a knot of his where is the killer , the brave , the beautiful enemies , and frightened them so that matador ? Ah ! there he is ! See ! He they fled in confusion , leaping the barrier . is coming ! How beautiful his costume !

Author: Edward King

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082475751

Category: Europe

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Europe in Storm and Calm

He ran at a knot of his where is the killer , the brave , the beautiful enemies , and frightened them so that matador ? Ah ! there he is ! See ! He they fled in confusion , leaping the barrier . is coming ! How beautiful his costume !

Author: Edward King

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082475769

Category: Europe

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Campaigning in South Africa and Egypt

Oh , the corn , the beautiful corn ! Enemies on all sides ; black enemies , white enemies ! Black enemies take away my sons to the war ; white enemies take away the corn . " “ Stop screaming ; we must have some for the horses .

Author: William Charles Francis Molyneux

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ISBN: UOM:39015026636376

Category: Egypt

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The Cornhill Magazine

To have taken part in the struggle against these fierce and beautiful enemies , to have fought on equal terms with Amazons and to have overthrown them , was regarded as one of the foremost titles an ancient hero could possess to the ...

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012339458

Category: Electronic journals

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The Sunday Magazine

... very kingdom of heaven . unlike Nero , who liked to see His enemies Beautiful as was His life in Capernaum , killed . Then Paul counted those who were the best thing about it is that this was not loyal to Jesus as enemies of God .

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