City Poet



The First Biography Of Frank O Hara A Poet Who Was At The Very Center Of New York Literary And Artistic Life During The 1950s And 60s Gooch Presents An Unforgettable Story Of A Man Who Was Struck Down At The Height Of His Powers 55 Photos.City Poet

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[KINDLE] ❁ City Poet  By Brad Gooch – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 532 pages
  • City Poet
  • Brad Gooch
  • English
  • 13 April 2018
  • 0394571185

10 thoughts on “City Poet

  1. says:

    Received this book from friend Phyllis years ago and never read it until this month Gooch s biography of poet and Musuem of Modern Art curator Frank O Hara is informative and well researched and documented Gooch also incorporates many excerpts from O Hara s poetry to show how the poet s experiences were inspiring his art Although O Hara is considered part of the New York School of poets and artists including painter Jackson Pollock and poet Kenneth Koch , he collaborated and brushed hands wi Received this book from friend Phyllis years ago and never read it until this month Gooch s biography of poet and Musuem of Modern Art curator Frank O Hara is informative and well researched and documented Gooch also incorporates many excerpts from O Hara s poetry to show how the poet s experiences were inspiring ...

  2. says:

    Frank O Hara was an almost savant level talent a whipsmart, intense, deeply flawed, fascinating bon vivant and a real piece of work, as it turns out This exhaustively detailed biography is elegantly, skillfully written always interesting and evocative The circle of legendary friends O Hara surrounded himself with William DeKooning Diane DiPrima Alan Ginsberg is remarkable in itself, yet O Hara is one of those individuals who contained multitudes, a subject deserving of a biography if eve Frank O Hara was an almost savant level talent a whipsmart, intense, deeply flawed, fascinating bon vivant and a real piece of work, as it turns out This exhaustively detailed biography is elegantly, skillfully written always interesting and evocative The circle of legendary friends O Hara surrounded himself with William DeKooning Diane DiPrima Alan Ginsberg is remarkable in itself, yet O Hara is one of those individuals who contained multitudes, a subject deserving of a biography if ever there was one And those poems he wrote There s a lot of them to be found in here, but not my favorite, a 1950 work called Animals I ll post it ri...

  3. says:

    I do this I do that Like its subject, the book is gossipy and insightful While I can t yet say how much reading this biography has increased or lessened my admiration for O Hara, I certainly feel as if I know him better O Hara s mileu is well drawn post war New York, second generation Ab Ex and the Pop rebellion that ultimately overthrew it are captured in portraits that deftly render the vitality of its participants It is a world with an insatiable appetite for all forms of art and O Ha I do this I do that Like its subject, the book is gossipy and insightful While I can t yet say how much reading this biography has increased or lessened my admiration for O Hara, I certainly feel as if I know him better O Hara s mileu is well drawn post war New York, second generation Ab Ex and the Pop rebellion that ultimately overthrew it are captured in portraits that deftly render the vitality of its participants It is a world with an insatiable appetite for all forms of art and O Hara throws himself headfirst into it I wonder how seriously he is taken today as an art critic His love affairs are portrayed in all of their passionate confusion eroticization of the oppressor Gooch is better in locating the sources of many instances in O Hara s poetry than in interpreting it, however, I now understand that the poetry that I like best is the work that commences with To James Dean As a measure of shifting social attitudes, it is amazing to hear participants interviewed in the lat...

  4. says:

    As with any biography, there is a struggle between exhaustive details and some sort of narrative drive This book has a few chapters where it seems to be endless lists of who Frank knew, who he slept with, and who invited him for a weekend in the Hamptons, but it also has really great chapters looking at how the person he was sleeping with inspired him to write this amazing series of poems or that one seminal gorgeous piece Gooch clearly seems to have spoken with every single person who ever kn As with any biography, there is a struggle between exhaustive details and some sort of narrative drive This book has a few chapters where it seems to be endless lists of who Frank knew, who he slept with, and who invited him for a weekend in the Hamptons, but it also has really great chapters looking at how the person he was sleeping with inspired him to write this amazing series of poems ...

  5. says:

    A biography that makes me want to return to all O Hara s poems to see what I missed the first few times A biography that makes this pilf prove there was a lot of baggage attached to him the poems do not suggest Catholicism and self image issues as causes A biography that respects but does not canonize its subject, especially on the topic of his lovers and open gay love poetry, which according to this biographer isincidental than purposeful or political or radical maybe the best kind o A biography that makes me want to return to all O Hara s poems to see what I missed the first few times A biography that makes this pilf prove there was a lo...

  6. says:

    Biographies being what they are its hard to avoid a certain dishy, gossipy tendency, and evenso when the subject is one of the world champion gossips That gossipy tone becamepronounced toward the end of the book, but the middle...

  7. says:

    Although I am unable to appreciate Abstract Surrrealism, including most of the poems and artwork featured in this biography, I thought the book was excellent And I was delighted to finally meet the wonder that was Frank O Hara His ridiculously pre...

  8. says:

    5 stars for frank ohara 4 stars for brad gooch s bio of frank ohara well worth the read I hesitate to say unflinching bc there were parts where i flinched, but does paint a seemingly unbiased portrait of oharas life and...

  9. says:

    It s safe to say I m on a major Frank O Hara kick, and I preferred this to Joe LeSueur s memoir, although I don t think it beats Gooch s biography of Flannery O Connor Regardless, better understanding O Hara s work in the context of his life should only make reading his poems that muchenjoyable.

  10. says:

    A really readable and fascinating account of Frank O Hara s life.

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