© 1993

Statutes of Liberty

The New York School of Poets


Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Geoff Ward
    Pages 36-82
  3. Geoff Ward
    Pages 83-134
  4. Geoff Ward
    Pages 177-189
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 190-208

About this book


Statutes of Liberty is the first full-length academic study of the New York School of Poets. It contains an introduction to the work of these writers, followed by chapters on the central figures: Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler and John Ashbery. A postscript examines the continuing and changing influence of the New York School. The book is also concerned with deconstruction, a mode of literary analysis with which Ashbery's work in particular has come to be associated by critics in America.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

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