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DuPlessis, Rachel Blau

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Works: 136 works in 286 publications in 1 language and 10,569 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Musical settings  Poetry  Music  Rhapsodies (Music)  Chamber music  Sonatas 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Inscriber
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Blue studios : poetry and its cultural work by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist issues in avant garde poetry. In her now-classic The Pink Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis examined a number of modern and contemporary poets and artists to explore the possibility of finding a language that would question deeply held assumptions about gender. In the 12 essays and introduction that constitute Blue Studios, DuPlessis continues that task, examining the work of experimental poets and the innovative forms they have fashioned to challenge commonplace assumptions about gender and cultural authority.
Drafts 1-38, toll by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is one long poem in many sections. It is the "masterwork" of this avante garde poet, who has been working on this composition for a decade
Purple passages : Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley, and the ends of patriarchal poetry by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is patriarchal poetry? How can it be both attractive and tempting and yet be so hegemonic that it is invisible? How does it combine various mixes of masculinity, femininity, effeminacy, and eroticism? At once passionate and dispassionate, Rachel Blau DuPlessis meticulously outlines key moments of choice and debate about masculinity among writers as disparate as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Allen Ginsberg, choices that construct consequential models for institutions of poetic practice. As DuPlessis writes, "There are no genderless subjects in any relationship structuring literary culture: not in production, dissemination, or reception; not in objects, discourses, or practices; not in reading experiences or in interpretations." And, as she reveals in careful and enthralling detail, for the poets at the center of this book, questions of masculinity loomed large and were continuously articulated in their self-creation as writers, in literary bonding, and in its deployment. These gender-laden choices, debates, and contradictions all have a striking influence today. In this empathic yet critical historical polemic, DuPlessis reveals the outcomes of these many investments in the radical reconstruction of masculinity, in their strains, incompleteness, tensions - and failures. At the heart of modernist maleness and poetic practices are contradictions and urgencies, gender ideas both progressive and defensive. In a striking book on male behavior in poetic dyads, the third book in a feminist critical trilogy, DuPlessis tracks the poetic debates and arguments about gender that continuously affirm patriarchal poetry."--Project Muse
The objectivist nexus : essays in cultural poetics by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents cultural readings of the objectivist poets, a group characterized by a historical, realist, antimythological view. The essays analyze and evaluate objectivist politics, and focus on the ethical, spiritual, and religious issues raised by objectivist affiliations with Judaism
The feminist memoir project : voices from women's liberation( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women of The Feminist Memoir Project give voice to the spirit, the drive, and the claims of the Women's Liberation Movement they helped shape, beginning in the late 1960s. These 32 writers were among the thousands to jump-start feminism in our time. Here, in pieces that are passionate, personal, critical, and witty, they describe what it felt like to make history, to live through and contribute to the massive social movement that transformed the nation
H.D., the career of that struggle by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

18 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signets : reading H.D.( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pink guitar : writing as feminist practice by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a landmark study of women's writing and poetics--and representations of women artists--in the 20th century. It probes the work of H.D., William Carlos Williams, and Marcel Duchamp, among others, and includes the author's pioneering essay "For the Etruscans," described in American Literature as "one of the finest pieces of criticism in the feminist literary tradition."
The selected letters of George Oppen by George Oppen( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genders, races, and religious cultures in modern American poetries, 1908-1934 by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Genders, Races and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetries, Rachel Blau Duplessis shows how, through poetic language, modernist writers represented the debates and ideologies concerning New Woman, New Negro and New Jew in the early twentieth century. From the poetic text emerge such social issues of modernity as debates on suffrage, sexuality, manhood, and African-American and Jewish subjectivities. By a reading method she calls 'social philology' - a form of close reading inflected with the approaches of cultural studies - Duplessis engages with the work of such canonical poets as Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore and H. D., as well as Mina Loy, Countee Cullen, Alfred Kreymborg and Langston Hughes, writers, she claims, still marginalized by existing constructions of modernism. This book is an ambitious attempt to remap our understanding of modern poetries and poetics, and the relationship between early twentieth-century writing and society
Chamber music by Lowell Liebermann( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oppens remembered : poetry, politics, and friendship( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet George Oppen (1908-1984) and artist and writer Mary Oppen (1908-1990) were striking, exemplary, and somewhat mysterious cultural figures of the last decades of the twentieth century. To a younger group of artists, George Oppen functioned as a mentor, an irritant, and a supporter. Together, because of their intense and unique union, the Oppens provided a model of the companionate artistic life. In this book the poets, editors, writers, composers, and teachers who knew the couple consider their encounters and relationships with George and Mary Oppen. Set at a politically crucial time in US history, from the Cold War through the Vietnam War and the women's movement, the essays show how people tried to integrate art and politics in the spirit of the Oppens' own debates and choices"--
Drafts : drafts 39-57, pledge, with draft, unnumbered, précis by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings "Drafts", the long poem by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, to its mid-point. A polyphonic work, both monumental and provisional, Drafts asks how to represent our sense of direness and ethical crises, the awe, asonishment, skepticism and pleasure: that all this is. This installment of nineteen "Drafts" is dedicated to its own poetic and political communities, offering these dedications as pledges to transformation out of social rage and out of grief-inflected hope. The book also contains a witty "summary" of all fifty-seven "Drafts" to date. This book makes clear the ways DuPlessis' long poem is a midrashic response to the long poems of modernism and the tolls of modernity. She is a poet of polysemy, of negativity, of critique. Of "Drafts", Walter Kaladjian remarked, "DuPlessis' avant-garde procedures are imbricated in an ethicopolitical mode of poetic testimony." Nathaniel Mackey said that "Drafts" "affirm and negate the toll history takes on letter and spirit, affirming and negating and navigating a way between
Tabula rosa by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genders, races, and religious cultures in modern American poetry : 1908-1934 by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wells by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drafts 3-14 by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draft X : letters by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home on the range : (the night sky with stars in my mouth) by Tenney Nathanson( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pitch : drafts 77-95 by Rachel Blau DuPlessis( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The feminist memoir project : voices from women's liberation
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Drafts 1-38, tollThe objectivist nexus : essays in cultural poeticsThe feminist memoir project : voices from women's liberationSignets : reading H.D.The pink guitar : writing as feminist practiceThe selected letters of George OppenGenders, races, and religious cultures in modern American poetries, 1908-1934Drafts : drafts 39-57, pledge, with draft, unnumbered, précis
Alternative Names
Blau DuPlessis, R.

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English (160)