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Portrait of the Poet as Homosexual in Society

by Ekbert Faas

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Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 978-0-87685-489-1
Pages: 352
Size: 5.87" x 8.97"
Published: February 1984
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Robert Duncan was the heart of the San Francisco Renaissance — the literary and countercultural movement that prefigured Black Mountain, the Beats, and the hippies. Duncan functioned as shaman of an emerging aesthetic grounded in magic, polytheism, and sexual freedom, a role that he cultivated in weekly Berkeley literary salons. For his biographer, Ekbert Faas, the mystic-poet Duncan was a harbinger of the coming cultural revolution, the iconic “guru” figure who, in the late 1940s, pried opened the door to the late 1960s.

Author: Ekbert Faas

Ekbert Faas was born in Berlin and has been living in North America since 1972. He studied in Munich, Paris, Madrid, and London and holds a Ph.D. (1965) and a Dr. habit. (1971) in literature. Besides articles, interviews, and translations, he has published books on Renaissance literature, the Victorian dramatic monologue, Modernist and non-Western aesthetics (in German), and with Black Sparrow Press, Towards a New American Poetics. Essays & Interviews (Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder, Robert Creeley, Robert Bly, Allen Ginsberg) (1978) and Ted Hughes: The Unaccommodated Universe (1980). His Tragedy and After: Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe (McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal) will appear in the spring of 1984.