Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy Through Celebrity, 1952-1970 Elizabeth Gregory

Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy Through Celebrity, 1952-1970

Author: Elizabeth Gregory
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Book Title
Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy Through Celebrity, 1952-1970
Author
Elizabeth Gregory
ISBN
9781644531969
While the later work of the great Modernist poet Marianne Moore was hugely popular during her final two decades, since her death critics have condemned it as trivial. This book challenges that assessment: with fresh readings of many of the late poems and of the iconic, cross-dressing public persona Moore developed to deliver them, Apparition of Splendor demonstrates that Moore used her late-life celebrity to activate egalitarian principles that had long animated her poetry, in daring and innovative ways. Dressed as George Washington in cape and tricorn and writing about accessible topics, she reached a wide cross-section of Americans, engaging them in consideration of what democracy means in their daily lives, around issues of gender, sexuality, racial integration, class, age, immigration, and species-ism. Her work resonates with that of her younger contemporaries, including poets like John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and Elizabeth Bishop, and artists like Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, and Ray Johnson. Published by the University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Elizabeth GregoryPublisher: University of Delaware PressPublished: 08/13/2021ISBN: 9781644531969Pages: 280Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 9.00h x 6.10w x 1.00d
While the later work of the great Modernist poet Marianne Moore was hugely popular during her final two decades, since her death critics have condemned it as trivial. This book challenges that assessment: with fresh readings of many of the late poems and of the iconic, cross-dressing public persona Moore developed to deliver them, Apparition of Splendor demonstrates that Moore used her late-life celebrity to activate egalitarian principles that had long animated her poetry, in daring and innovative ways. Dressed as George Washington in cape and tricorn and writing about accessible topics, she reached a wide cross-section of Americans, engaging them in consideration of what democracy means in their daily lives, around issues of gender, sexuality, racial integration, class, age, immigration, and species-ism. Her work resonates with that of her younger contemporaries, including poets like John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and Elizabeth Bishop, and artists like Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, and Ray Johnson.

Published by the University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Elizabeth Gregory
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Published: 08/13/2021
ISBN: 9781644531969
Pages: 280
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.10w x 1.00d
While the later work of the great Modernist poet Marianne Moore was hugely popular during her final two decades, since her death critics have condemned it as trivial. This book challenges that assessment: with fresh readings of many of the late poems and of the iconic, cross-dressing public persona Moore developed to deliver them, Apparition of Splendor demonstrates that Moore used her late-life celebrity to activate egalitarian principles that had long animated her poetry, in daring and innovative ways. Dressed as George Washington in cape and tricorn and writing about accessible topics, she reached a wide cross-section of Americans, engaging them in consideration of what democracy means in their daily lives, around issues of gender, sexuality, racial integration, class, age, immigration, and species-ism. Her work resonates with that of her younger contemporaries, including poets like John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and Elizabeth Bishop, and artists like Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, and Ray Johnson.

Published by the University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Elizabeth Gregory
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Published: 08/13/2021
ISBN: 9781644531969
Pages: 280
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.10w x 1.00d