Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Any book this long and this thorough that is also this readable is a wonder to be praised. Poet, Be Like God makes the art and passion of Jack Spicer luminously legible. This is a grand biography; it is also a deeply searching delineation of an epoch, deploying living and vivid narratives of the San Francisco Renaissance. Here is the life every aspiring poet must know if she or he would risk self and soul in the mills of American art.". Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Jack Spicer, unlike his contemporaries Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder, was a poet who disdained publishing and relished his role as a social outcast. He died in 1965 virtually unrecognized, yet in the following years his work and thought have attracted and intrigued an international audience. Now this comprehensive biography gives a pivotal poet his due. Based on interviews with scores of Spicer's contemporaries, Poet Be Like God details the most intimate aspects of Spicer's life—his family, his friends, his lovers—illuminating not only the man but also many of his poems.
Such illumination extends also to the works of others whom Spicer came to know, including the writers Frank O'Hara, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, Helen Adam, Robin Blaser, Charles Olson, Philip K. Dick, Richard Brautigan, and Marianne Moore and the painters Jess, Fran Herndon, and Jay DeFeo. The resulting narrative, an engaging chronicle of the San Francisco Renaissance and the emergence of the North Beach gay scene during the 50s and 60s, will be indispensable reading for students of American literature and gay studies.
Review: From the time it first emerged as a renegade liberating voice in the early 1950s, beat writing changed the American social literary scene. Poets like Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti altered the sound of U.S. poetry while Jack Kerouac's bebop chant--particularly in his classic On the Road--literally changed how Americans spoke. The beats' fame became so great so quickly that their critics accused them of hypocrisy. Not so Jack Spicer; while Ginsberg and Kerouac were busy publishing and promoting their work, Spicer--whose original lyric voice and gay content still resonate today--spent most of his time disdaining the publishing world and making enemies. In Poet Be Like God, journalist Lewis Ellingham and experimental novelist Kevin Killian have produced not only a fully realized portrait of Spicer, but a complexly woven historical and literary tapestry. Spicer emerges here as a brilliant, difficult, and largely unlikable man whose talent for writing matched his inability to function in the world. Ellingham and Killian are equally concerned with explicating the San Francisco renaissance and charting the emergence of North Beach as a gay neighborhood; Poet Be Like God thus rediscovers Jack Spicer for a new generation of readers and presents us with a unique and startling look at gay and literary history. --Michael Bronski
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP71287183
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan University Press, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Very light shelf wear, else fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 009619
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 439pp. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002241
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2835425144
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Clean and bright; no owners' marks; some shelfwear at corners and spine ends of hard cover and dust jacket, some shallow creasing around top edges of jacket and at spine heel, otherwise clean and well-kept. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 069682
Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Wesleyan, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in a Fine jacket. 1st Printing. 439pp 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 130328
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0819553085. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 819553085
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan 7/29/1998, 1998. Hardback or Cased Book. Buchzustand: New. Poet Be Like God. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBS-9780819553089
Buchbeschreibung University Press of New England, 1998. HRD. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IP-9780819553089
Buchbeschreibung Wesleyan University Press/ University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, 1998. First edition. SIGNED. 439pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] in boards over cloth spine. Faint shelfwear to jacket; boards are crisp and unworn; interior is clean, tight, and bright. Signed and inscribed by co-author Ellingham on front free endpaper: "For Ernie E----, Buchnummer des Verkäufers 49966