Robert Duncan, the Ambassador From Venus

Robert Duncan, the Ambassador From Venus

A Biography

eBook - 2012
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This definitive biography gives a brilliant account of the life and art of Robert Duncan (1919-1988), one of America's great postwar poets. Lisa Jarnot takes us from Duncan's birth in Oakland, California, through his childhood in an eccentrically Theosophist household, to his life in San Francisco as an openly gay man who became an inspirational figure for the many poets and painters who gathered around him. Weaving together quotations from Duncan's notebooks and interviews with those who knew him, Jarnot vividly describes his life on the West Coast and in New York City and his encounters with luminaries such as Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Paul Goodman, Michael McClure, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Robert Creeley, and Charles Olson.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780520951945
0520951948
9781280699931
1280699930
9780520234161
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxviii, 526 pages)
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