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The Resource Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus : a biography, Lisa Jarnot

Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus : a biography, Lisa Jarnot

Label
Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus : a biography
Title
Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Jarnot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarnot, Lisa
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duncan, Robert
  • Duncan, Robert
  • Duncan, Robert
  • Gay men
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Poets, American
  • Art and literature
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POETRY
  • POETRY
  • Art and literature
  • Gay men
  • Intellectual life
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Poets, American
  • California
  • United States
  • Duncan, Robert, -- 1919-1988
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
  • Art and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Gay men -- United States -- Biography
  • Modernism (Literature) -- United States
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Label
Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus : a biography, Lisa Jarnot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Textual Notes; PART ONE: CHILDHOOD'S RETREAT; 1 The Antediluvian World; 2 Native Son of the Golden West; 3 The Architecture; 4 A Part in the Fabulous; 5 The Wasteland; 6 The Fathering Dream; PART TWO: TOWARD THE SHAMAN; 7 The Little Freshman Yes; 8 A Company of Women; 9 The Dance; 10 From Romance to Ritual; 11 Queen of the Whores; 12 Enlisted; 13 Marriage; 14 Divorce; PART THREE: THE ENAMORD MAGE; 15 The End of the War; 16 The Round Table; 17 The First Poetry Festival; 18 The Venice Poem; 19 Indian Tales; 20 The Song of the Borderguard
Control code
ocn802047176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 526 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520951945
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc943599
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt222p
  • 7da2c005-5d21-44fe-8444-a12cf153fafa
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802047176
Label
Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus : a biography, Lisa Jarnot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Textual Notes; PART ONE: CHILDHOOD'S RETREAT; 1 The Antediluvian World; 2 Native Son of the Golden West; 3 The Architecture; 4 A Part in the Fabulous; 5 The Wasteland; 6 The Fathering Dream; PART TWO: TOWARD THE SHAMAN; 7 The Little Freshman Yes; 8 A Company of Women; 9 The Dance; 10 From Romance to Ritual; 11 Queen of the Whores; 12 Enlisted; 13 Marriage; 14 Divorce; PART THREE: THE ENAMORD MAGE; 15 The End of the War; 16 The Round Table; 17 The First Poetry Festival; 18 The Venice Poem; 19 Indian Tales; 20 The Song of the Borderguard
Control code
ocn802047176
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 526 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520951945
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc943599
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt222p
  • 7da2c005-5d21-44fe-8444-a12cf153fafa
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802047176

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