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James Schuyler (1923–1991)

Autor/a de What's for Dinner?

28+ obres 878 Membres 10 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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Obres de James Schuyler

What's for Dinner? (1978) 128 exemplars
Alfred and Guinevere (1958) 126 exemplars
Collected Poems (1993) 125 exemplars
A Nest of Ninnies (1969) 104 exemplars
Selected Poems (1988) 84 exemplars
The Morning of the Poem (1980) 60 exemplars
The Diary of James Schuyler (1996) 30 exemplars
Hymn to life; poems (1974) 18 exemplars
Freely Espousing: Poems (1969) 17 exemplars
A Few Days (1985) 17 exemplars
The Crystal Lithium-Pa (1972) 9 exemplars
Your Opponent is Overrated (2016) 6 exemplars
Two Journals (1995) 5 exemplars
Locus Solus I 4 exemplars
Trzy poematy (2012) 2 exemplars
Early in '71 (SC) (1981) 1 exemplars
Court Green 11 1 exemplars
Duplex 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Col·laborador — 736 exemplars
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Col·laborador — 313 exemplars
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 274 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 219 exemplars
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Col·laborador — 177 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 160 exemplars
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
unmuzzled ox 13 — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Locus Solus II (1961) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Locus Solus III-IV, New Poetry, A Special Double Issue (1962) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Alex Katz - La vita dolce (2022) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Always the best, better than all . . .
RODNEYP | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 20, 2021 |
As someone who's not easily amused...I was in helpless laughter reading this; it's up there with Confederacy of Dunces as funniest book ever.
Set in middle class US suburbia, it concerns a group of neighbors meeting up for dinner - a childless couple; a flirtatious widow; and the superb Delahanty family: overbearing authoritarian Dad, overweight Mom, unfailingly sweet natured, boring Grandma...and two hefty "stalwart" teen boys - quashed unmercifully at home, but getting (covertly) into pot-smoking.. As the childless wife falls prey to alcohol and finds herself in a mental health unit, we meet another gaggle of splendid characters. But what's happening back home while she's locked up?
It's quite wonderful- I loved his "Alfred and Guinevere" too.

"Miss Pride, who was young and easily cowed, went off to help an advanced senility case with the finger paints." (I'm laughing so much it's hard to type!)
Though my stand-out character MUST be granny Biddy:
Responding to her D-I-L's throwaway comment, "I'll bet a nickle she's already dusting" with a sententious"I won't take you up on your bet because I never gamble."
A relentless crocheter, we have such gems as ""Roses, the queen of flowers". She shook out the crocheted maroon throw, so all could see it. "Isnt this just the color of an American Beauty?" It wasnt, but if anyone knew it, no one said it."
And ""She was adding a scalloped border to the throw she had crocheted. Biddy's Christmas offerings were as predictable as her tireless hook, and some friends felt decidedly over-stocked."
Just sublime!
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starbox | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 17, 2021 |
Liking novels by poets is almost as esoteric an interest as that of the sacred pre-colonial landscape of New England! Be that as it may, and while I admit I am not deeply read in this "genre" there is a focus and purpose in these novels that I find different and delightful. I've read enough, [[Phillip Larkin]]'s [Jill], [[Randall Jarrell]]'s [Pictures from an Institution], and the sublime [Nest of Ninnies] - a joint effort of Schuyler and [[John Ashbery]] to name the ones that come to mind. Here, in a book written only in dialogue (shades of [[Henry Green]] and Guinevere's diary entries, the focus is on capturing daily language, what people really say. There are two children, Guinevere is between twelve and fourteen, her brother is no more than eight. There is uneasiness at home, mother is upset, father has gone off on a "work trip" to Europe without her. Right after Alfred recovers from appendicitis the two are packed off to Granny and Uncle Saul's. (I should add this is likely set in the 1950's). They fight, they make up, they alternate betraying and being dependent on one another. Poets are excellent at showing without blahing on -- a reason why budding writers should read spare novels written by poets. With few words, one is there, totally in the scene, surrounded by the smell of a failed lunch, the sting of an insult, the way children distance themselves from anxiety with imaginary play and acting out. Children know everything, adults really shouldn't kid themselves! Lovely! ****… (més)
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sibylline | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 10, 2020 |
This short novel about a sister and brother and their summer has great dialogue and rings true throughout. You'll probably read it in one sitting. It is funny and entertaining, if not terribly profound.
datrappert | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2020 |



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