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In 1985 forty of her best interviews (from Coco Chanel and Billy Sunday to Alfred Stieglitz and James Joyce) and twentythree of her drawings, dating from 1913 to 1931, were published. Evident in her journalism, as in her fiction, is a criticism of American middleclass vulgarity ("mink-trimmed minds and sealedged morals") and a sense of the superiority of the artist. Though Barnes once called herself naive during this period, her writing certainly was not. Her satiric pieces occasionally focused on young girls full of illusions and vanity.
A Reminiscence," in Homage to Frank O'Hara. Edited by Bill Berkson and Joe LeSueur. : Big Sky Bolinas, 1988. Reported Sightings: Art Chronicles, 1957-1987. Ed- The Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is currently cataloging Ashbery's manuscripts and correspondence through 1985. BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES Altieri, Charles. " In his Self and Sensibility in Contemporary American Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. Pp. 132-165. Auden, W. H. " In Some Trees.
32-35. " In her The Music of What Happens: Poems, Poets, Critics. : Harvard University Press, 1988. Pp. 224-261. Von Hallberg, Robert. " In his American Poetry and Culture, 1945-1980. : Harvard University Press, 1985. Pp. 36-61. Williamson, Alan. " In his Introspection and Contemporary Poetry. : Harvard University Press, 1984. Pp. 116148. INTERVIEWS Bloom, Janet, and Robert Losada. " New York Quarterly, no. 9:11-33 (Winter 1972). Gangel, Sue. " San Francisco Review of Books, 3:12 (November 1977).
American Writers, Supplement III by Lea Baechler and A. Walton Litz