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Koestenbaum, Wayne

Works: 146 works in 386 publications in 5 languages and 12,468 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Interviews  Drama  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Documentary-style films  Exhibition catalogs  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of introduction, Other, wat, Creator, wpr, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: N6537.W28, B
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Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sixties were the "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll" era, and Andy Warhol was its cultural icon. Painter, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, Warhol was both celebrity and celebrant, the man who put the "Pop" in art. His studio, the Factory, where his free-spirited cast of "superstars mingled with the rich and famous, was ground zero for the explosions that rocked American cultural life. And yet for all his fame, Warhol was an enigma: a participant in the excesses of his time who remained a faithful churchgoer, a nearly inarticulate man who was also a great aphorist ("In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes"), an artist whose body of work sizzles with sexuality but whose own body was a source of shame and self-hatred." "In his account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and reveals the man beneath the blond wig and dark glasses. Nimbly weaving brilliant and witty analysis into an absorbing narrative, Koestenbaum approaches Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance goes beyond the sixties. Focusing on Warhol's provocative, powerful films (many of which have been out of circulation since their initial release), Koestenbaum shows that Warhol's oeuvre, in its variety of forms (films, silkscreens, books, "happenings"), maintains a striking consistency of theme: Warhol discovered in classic American images (Brillo boxes, Campbell soup cans, Marilyn's face) a secret history, an erotics of time and space."--Jacket
The anatomy of Harpo Marx by Wayne Koestenbaum( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of the art of Harpo Marx
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents interviews with eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers, discussing their early lives, friends and communities that shaped their work, histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, and what coming out means to a writer
Jackie under my skin : interpreting an icon by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jackie Under My Skin" is a richly original and fascinating investigation into how Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis transformed our definitions of personal identity and style. For thirty years we have lived with our internalized images of "Jackie," but until now no writer has definitively explored what it feels like to exist in imaginative and heartfelt connection to this ubiquitous icon. In an elegiac gallery of fantasies and tableaux, Wayne Koestenbaum explains the late First Lady's mesmeric hold on America by anatomizing the myths and metaphors that have attached to her. Analyzing her iconography with both passion and precision, he places stories about Jackie - and photos of Jackie - within the context of literature, film, and the idiosyncratic imagination. Following her into America's dreamwork, far from pious "family values," Wayne Koestenbaum dares to see her as an embodiment of pleasure, a figure of Circean extravagance, and a unique and necessary emblem of that most exhilarating of pursuits: freedom without responsibility. -- publisher's statement
I'll be your mirror : the selected Andy Warhol interviews : 1962-1987 by Andy Warhol( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Q & A interview was one of Andy Warhol's favorite communication vehicles - he even named his own magazine after the form. Yet there has never been a collection of interviews that Warhol himself gave. I'll Be Your Mirror contains thirty-seven conversations revealing the complex mind of one of the most important artists of our time. Spanning 1962-1987, each piece presents a different facet of Warhol's ever-evolving personality." "Poet, editor, and critic Kenneth Goldsmith provides context and provenance for each selection in a piece of cultural history. The collection covers Warhol's work during the '60s with seminal interviews about his famous Campbell's Soup can paintings; his portraits of the grief-stricken Jackie Kennedy; and his powerful Death and Disaster series. As Warhol shifts from painting to filmmaking in the '70s, the interviews explore his emergence as socialite, scene-maker, and trend-setter; the influential Interview magazine; the Studio 54 scene; and in the 80s, his support of young artists like Keith Haring, the growing relationship between technology and art; and finally, his return to religious imagery and spirituality in an interview conducted just months before his death."--Jacket
Humiliation by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted poet and critic explores the idea of humiliations in history, literature, art, current events, music, film--and his own life
Double talk : the erotics of male literary collaboration by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer on hysteria, J.A. Symonds and Havelock Ellis on sexuality, a novel by Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad, The Waste Land of T.S. Eliot (and Ezra Pound), even the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge: men making books together. Wayne Koestenbaum's startling interpretation of literary collaboration focuses on homosexual desire: men write together, he argues, in order either to express or to evade homosexual feelings. Their writing becomes a textual intercourse, the book at once a female body they can share and the child of their partnershipages These man-made texts steal a generative power that women's bodies seem to represent.Seen as the site of a struggle between homosexual and homophobic energies, the texts Koestenbaum explores - works of psychoanalysis, sexology, fiction, and poetry - emerge as more complex, more revealing. They crystallize and refract the anxiety of male sexuality at the end of the last century, and open up a deeper understanding of connections today between the erotic and the literary. Drawing upon the work of feminist critics, Koestenbaum connects male collaboration and the exchange of women within patriarchy: he peers into both medical texts and imaginative literature, disturbing our ready acceptance of the co-authored work. This strong and unsettling book transforms our understanding of the creative process, providing a new sense of what both collaborative and solitary artistry mean."--Provided by publisher
Jackie O by Michael Daugherty( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Orpheus by Mohammed Fairouz( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Model homes by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Koestenbaum knows how to drop the language in the blender of the imagination and hit frappe! The 13 ottava rima cantos in Model Homes present a neo-Freudian tale of the goings-on in the poet's present home and various events from his childhood. Modulating a voice that is urbane and ribald, melancholic and wry, Koestenbaum puts a memorable spin on the status quo notion of domestic arrangements. Wayne Koestenbaum holds a Ph. D. in English from Princeton University. He was co-winner of the 1989 Discovery/ The Nation poetry contest, has published three books of poet
My Winnipeg by Guy Maddin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The geographical dead center of North America and the beloved birthplace of Guy Maddin, Winnipeg is the frosty and mysterious star of Maddin's "docu-fantasia." A work of memory and imagination, Maddin's film burrows into what the filmmaker calls "the heart of the heart" of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados. Take part in Winnipeg's annual epic scavenger hunt! Pay your respects to the racehorses forever frozen in the river! Help judge the yearly homoerotic Golden Boy pageant! What is real and what is fantasy is left up to the viewer to sort out in Maddin's hypnotic, expertly conceived paean to that wonderful and terrifying place known as My Hometown."--Container
Amy Sillman, works on paper by Amy Sillman( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsodies of a repeat offender : poems by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sequences complete the collection: "Piano Life," a series of haunted meditations on music and mortality; "Erotic Collectibles," a disarmingly unsentimental account of sexual awakening; and "Star Vehicles," in which the poet sees his perplexities reflected in Bette Davis, Sophia Loren, Ida Lupino, and other leading ladies
Cleavage : essays on sex, stars, and aesthetics by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays, cultural critic and acclaimed writer Wayne Koestenbaum exposes all that provokes, intimidates, heartens, and arouses us in matters of style, celebrity, obscenity, and art." "From reflections on the rigors of a day spent with Melanie Griffith ("Melanie Time") to an ode to the healing powers of a black Prada suit ("Diary of a Suit") to moving meditations on the importance of reading ("Why I Read"), this volume is an exploration of culture and identity in America."--Jacket
Ode to Anna Moffo and other poems by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lari Pittman by Lari Pittman( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lari Pittman’s meticulously rendered paintings employ a complex mix of symbols and images to create dense and compelling narratives on love, violence, and desire. Drawing upon design, folk art, and decorative traditions, Pittman’s brightly colored paintings incorporate and rework a range of styles and genres—Victorian silhouettes, social realist murals, and Mexican retablos—to conjure a hallucinatory effect unique in contemporary painting. Pittman has earned numerous accolades in the art world and has been included in the Venice Biennale, Documenta X, and four Whitney Biennials
My 1980s & other essays by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new book of essays by the cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, author of The Queen's Throat and Jackie Under My Skin"--
A. Neel : paintings from the thirties by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The milk of inquiry : poems by Wayne Koestenbaum( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with short lyrics that show Koestenbaum's opulent sensibility at its most austere. Meanwhile, in a long autobiographical poem, "Four Lemon Drops," he jostles the reader with pleasurable, roller-coaster swerves, and hurtles - in quatrains - between the poles of irony and lament
Getting emotional( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Andy Warhol
Jackie under my skin : interpreting an iconI'll be your mirror : the selected Andy Warhol interviews : 1962-1987HumiliationModel homesAmy Sillman, works on paperCleavage : essays on sex, stars, and aestheticsOde to Anna Moffo and other poemsLari Pittman
Alternative Names
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