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The collected writings of Joe Brainard, introduction by Paul Auster ; Ron Padgett, editor

Label
The collected writings of Joe Brainard
Title
The collected writings of Joe Brainard
Statement of responsibility
introduction by Paul Auster ; Ron Padgett, editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An artist associated with the New York School of poets, Joe Brainard (1942-1994) was a wonderful writer whose one-of-a-kind autobiographical work "I Remember" has had a wide and growing influence. It is joined in this major new retrospective with many other pieces that for the first time present the full range of Brainard's writing in all its deadpan wit, madcap inventiveness, self-revealing frankness, and generosity of spirit, gathering intimate journals, jottings, stories, one-liners, comic strips, mini-essays, and short plays, many of them available until now only as expensive rarities, if at all. "Brainard disarms us with the seemingly tossed-off, spontaneous nature of his writing and his stubborn refusal to accede to the pieties of self-importance, " writes Paul Auster in the introduction to this collection. "These little works . . . are not really about anything so much as what it means to be young, that hopeful, anarchic time when all horizons are open to us and the future appears to be without limits." Assembled by the author's longtime friend and biographer Ron Padgett and including fourteen previously unpublished works
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-1994
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brainard, Joe
Dewey number
818.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552
LC item number
.R275 2012
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Padgett, Ron
  • Auster, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Brainard, Joe
  • United States
  • Authors, American
  • Artists
  • Memory
Label
The collected writings of Joe Brainard, introduction by Paul Auster ; Ron Padgett, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A special publication of the Library of America."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Saturday July 21st 1962
  • A state of the flowers report
  • Jimmy Schuyler: a portrait
  • January 13th
  • Interviews.
  • The Joe Brainard interview
  • by Tim Dlugos
  • An interview with Joe Brainard
  • by Anne Waldman
  • Diary Aug. 4th-15th
  • The China Sea
  • Picnic or yonder comes the blue
  • A true story
  • I like ["A happy glory to sky!"]
  • I like ["I Joe"]
  • The people
  • Andy Warhol: Andy do it
  • The man
  • Editor's preface
  • Marge
  • Johnny
  • Nancy ["It was coffee time"]
  • Nancy ["Nancy was always handing me"]
  • May dye
  • Colgate dental cream
  • Brunswick stew
  • Sick art
  • Sunday, July the 30th, 1964
  • Saturday, December the 11th, 1965
  • by Ron Padgett
  • Van Gogh
  • People of the world: relax!
  • Ron Padgett
  • January 26th, 1967
  • Pat
  • August 29th, 1967
  • Jamaica 1968
  • What is money?
  • Little-known facts about people
  • Diary 1969
  • Introduction
  • Diary 1969 (continued)
  • Sex
  • A special diary
  • Some drawings of some notes to myself
  • Death
  • Autobiography
  • Some train notes
  • Diary 1970-71
  • December 22, 1970
  • 1970
  • by Paul Auster
  • Queer bars
  • Art
  • Short story
  • Life ["When I stop and think"]
  • Rim of the desert
  • How to be alone again
  • Bolinas Journal
  • Wednesday, July 7th, 1971
  • Selections from "Vermont journal: 1971"
  • Fear
  • I remember
  • White spots
  • My favorite quotations
  • Selections from "Self-portrait: 1971"
  • from N.Y.C. journals: 1971-1972
  • Friday, June 16th, 1972
  • Tuesday, July 11th, 1972
  • What I did this summer
  • Washington D.C. journal 1972
  • The gay way
  • Matches
  • Self-portrait.
  • Self-portrait (as a writer) if I was old and fat and wore hats
  • Dirty prose
  • Fantastic dream I had last night!
  • If
  • The friendly way
  • The friendly way (continued)
  • If I was God
  • Ponder this
  • Grandmother
  • Night
  • Self-portrait on Christmas night
  • Neck
  • 30 one-liners
  • The cigarette book
  • Poem ["Sometimes"]
  • No story
  • Journals
  • Before I die
  • Right now
  • Life ["The life of a human being is"]
  • Stoned again
  • Back in Tulsa again
  • A depressing thought
  • Thirty
  • Ten imaginary still lifes
  • from 29 Mini-essays
  • The outer banks
  • Towards a better life (eleven exercises)
  • Twenty-three mini-essays
  • Religion
  • Out in the Hamptons
  • Nothing to write home about
Control code
ocn731911805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 541 p.
Isbn
9781598531497
Lccn
2011928610
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1501598
  • (OCoLC)731911805
Label
The collected writings of Joe Brainard, introduction by Paul Auster ; Ron Padgett, editor
Publication
Note
"A special publication of the Library of America."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Saturday July 21st 1962
  • A state of the flowers report
  • Jimmy Schuyler: a portrait
  • January 13th
  • Interviews.
  • The Joe Brainard interview
  • by Tim Dlugos
  • An interview with Joe Brainard
  • by Anne Waldman
  • Diary Aug. 4th-15th
  • The China Sea
  • Picnic or yonder comes the blue
  • A true story
  • I like ["A happy glory to sky!"]
  • I like ["I Joe"]
  • The people
  • Andy Warhol: Andy do it
  • The man
  • Editor's preface
  • Marge
  • Johnny
  • Nancy ["It was coffee time"]
  • Nancy ["Nancy was always handing me"]
  • May dye
  • Colgate dental cream
  • Brunswick stew
  • Sick art
  • Sunday, July the 30th, 1964
  • Saturday, December the 11th, 1965
  • by Ron Padgett
  • Van Gogh
  • People of the world: relax!
  • Ron Padgett
  • January 26th, 1967
  • Pat
  • August 29th, 1967
  • Jamaica 1968
  • What is money?
  • Little-known facts about people
  • Diary 1969
  • Introduction
  • Diary 1969 (continued)
  • Sex
  • A special diary
  • Some drawings of some notes to myself
  • Death
  • Autobiography
  • Some train notes
  • Diary 1970-71
  • December 22, 1970
  • 1970
  • by Paul Auster
  • Queer bars
  • Art
  • Short story
  • Life ["When I stop and think"]
  • Rim of the desert
  • How to be alone again
  • Bolinas Journal
  • Wednesday, July 7th, 1971
  • Selections from "Vermont journal: 1971"
  • Fear
  • I remember
  • White spots
  • My favorite quotations
  • Selections from "Self-portrait: 1971"
  • from N.Y.C. journals: 1971-1972
  • Friday, June 16th, 1972
  • Tuesday, July 11th, 1972
  • What I did this summer
  • Washington D.C. journal 1972
  • The gay way
  • Matches
  • Self-portrait.
  • Self-portrait (as a writer) if I was old and fat and wore hats
  • Dirty prose
  • Fantastic dream I had last night!
  • If
  • The friendly way
  • The friendly way (continued)
  • If I was God
  • Ponder this
  • Grandmother
  • Night
  • Self-portrait on Christmas night
  • Neck
  • 30 one-liners
  • The cigarette book
  • Poem ["Sometimes"]
  • No story
  • Journals
  • Before I die
  • Right now
  • Life ["The life of a human being is"]
  • Stoned again
  • Back in Tulsa again
  • A depressing thought
  • Thirty
  • Ten imaginary still lifes
  • from 29 Mini-essays
  • The outer banks
  • Towards a better life (eleven exercises)
  • Twenty-three mini-essays
  • Religion
  • Out in the Hamptons
  • Nothing to write home about
Control code
ocn731911805
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 541 p.
Isbn
9781598531497
Lccn
2011928610
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1501598
  • (OCoLC)731911805

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