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Published: 09 June 2011

292 Pages | 12 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199746354

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Criminal Ingenuity

Moore, Cornell, Ashbery, and the Struggle Between the Arts

Ellen Levy

Modernist Literature and Culture

  • Connects two canonical American poets ( Moore and Ashbery) with avant-garde visual artists, Joseph Cornell and Joe Brainard
  • Features 16 illustrations, including boxed assemblages by Cornell and drawings by Brainard from Ashbery's The Vermont Notebook
  • Engages with several fields of interest: modern literature, poetry, and the visual arts
  • Offers extended readings of neglected work by Moore and Ashbery