Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-344) and index
Situating the avant-garde in postwar America: community, individualism, and Cold War culture -- Emerson, pragmatism, and the "new American poetry" -- "my force is in mobility": selfhood and friendship in Frank O’Hara’s poetry -- Growing up with our brothers all around: John Ashbery and the interpersonal -- Amiri Baraka and the poetics of turning away -- "Against the speech of friends": Baraka’s white friend blues -- "A rainy wool Frankie and Johnny": O’Hara, Ashbery, and the paradoxes of friendship.
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