Amorous Nightmares of Delay (PAJ Books)

By: O'Hara, Frank

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with a little sunning to spine and a tiny bit of corner wear. Binding is solid and square, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 224 pages. This volume brings together twenty-four of O'Hara's plays, from one-act dramas to brief "eclogues."While several were produced in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, most are intended as poetic works cast in dramatic form. With his interest in camp, collage, and dramatic and verse forms, O'Hara created characters that range from classical figures (Daphnis and Chloe) to historical personalities (Benjamin Franklin and a thinly disguised General MacArthur) to his own contemporaries (Jackson Pollack, Ted Berrigan, and others). Like collections of his poetry, Amorous Nightmares of Delay captures the irreverent voice and joyful lyricism of one of America's great authors. An introduction by O'Hara's longtime friend Joe LeSueur places the works in the context of New York's extraordinary art and literary scene of the 1950s and early 1960s. Frank O'Hara was a dynamic leader of the "New York School" of poets, a group that included John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler and the abstract expressionist painters in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s such as Larry Rivers, Jackson Pollock, and Jasper Johns. He was a poet, writer and art critic, long time front desk person and then curator at the N.Y. Museum of Modern Art.


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This volume brings together twenty-four of O'Hara's plays, from one-act dramas to brief "eclogues."While several were produced in New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts, most are intended as poetic works cast in dramatic form. With his interest in camp, collage, and dramatic and verse forms, O'Hara created characters that range from classical figures (Daphnis and Chloe) to historical personalities (Benjamin Franklin and a thinly disguised General MacArthur) to his own contemporaries (Jackson Pollack, Ted Berrigan, and others). Like collections of his poetry, Amorous Nightmares of Delay captures the irreverent voice and joyful lyricism of one of America's great authors. An introduction by O'Hara's longtime friend Joe LeSueur places the works in the context of New York's extraordinary art and literary scene of the 1950s and early 1960s.

Title: Amorous Nightmares of Delay (PAJ Books)

Author: O'Hara, Frank

Categories: Poetry, Autobiography / Biography / Memoir,

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 0801855292

ISBN Number 13: 9780801855290

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Poetry

Seller ID: 147526

Keywords: Love Poems, Lunch Poems, Poems Retrieved, In Memory of My Feelings, Second Avenue, Odes, New York School, Poems, Poets, Painters, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, Larry Rivers, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Curator, Writer, Museum of Modern Art,