Monday, December 15, 2014



Table of Contents

Statement of Purpose

A Battle with Both Sides Using the Same Tactics
Eudora Welty Losing Battles (1970) [fiction]

Exaggerated Realism
Charles Burnett Killer of Sheep (1977) [film]

Burying the Dead
Alfred Hitchcock The Trouble with Harry (1955) [film]

Distribution and Equilibrium in Stein's Three Lives
Gertrude Stein Three Lives (1909) [fiction]

Between Heaven and Hell
Richard Bruce Nugent Gentlemen Jigger (2008) [fiction]

Screwing Things Up
Robert Rauschenberg Canyon (1959) [art]

Archetypal America
Thornton Wilder Our Town (1938) [drama]

Capote's Cold Blood
Truman Capote In Cold Blood (1965) [non-fiction novel]

The Poetics of In and Out
Toby Olson The Bitter Half (2006) [fiction]

The Novel Against Itself
Gilbert Sorrentino Aberration of Starlight (1980) [fiction]

The Voice from the Body Lying Face Down in the Pool
Billy Wilder Sunset Boulevard (1950) [film]

Common and Uncommon Sense
Thomas Paine Common Sense (1776) [essay]

Up in Smoke
Leonard Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti (1952) [opera]

A World Detached
William Carlos Williams Spring and All (1923) [poetry/manifesto]

A Way Out
George Abbott, Douglass Wallop, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross Damn Yankees (1955) [musical]

In the Middle of Nowhere
Budd Boetticher The Tall T (1957) [film]

Hiding Out
Don DeLillo The Body Artist (2001) [fiction]

Anatomy of Self
Bernadette Mayer Eruditio ex Memoria (1977) [autobiographal writing]

A Necessary Remedy
Jane Bowles In the Summer House (1953) [drama]

Three Children of the Fifties
J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye (1951) [fiction]
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita (1955) [fiction]
James Purdy Malcolm (1959) [fiction]

The Dreadful Hollow
William Faulkner As I Lay Daying (1930) [fiction]

State of Uncertainty
Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers Oklahoma! (1943) [musical]

Life Force
John Hawkes The Beetle Leg (1951) [fiction]

Abandonment, Involvement, and Surrender
Djuna Barnes Ryder (1928) [fiction]

A War Against Death
Marianne Hauser The Collected Short Fiction (2004) [fiction]

Creatures Afire
Jack Smith Flaming Creatures (1963) [film]

What Have We Reaped?
John O'Keefe Reapers (2005) [drama]

Answering the Sphinx
David Antin i never knew what time it was (2005) [talk pieces/performance]

Out of Step
Donald Ogden Stewart Aunt Polly's Story of Mankind (1923) [fiction-satire]

Starting Over
Stacey Levine Frances Johnson (2005) [fiction]

Making the Mind Whole
Charles Bernstein Controlling Interests (1980) [poetry]

A Homespun American Proust
William Christenberry (1954-2006) [painting, photography, sculpture]

Love, Guilt, and Consolation
Martha Graham and Aaron Copland Appalacian Spring (1944) [ballet/music]

Independent Dependents
Tennesse Williams (1947)/Eliza Kazan (1951) [drama/film]

The Gang's Still Here
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee The Gang's All Here (1959) [drama]

Between You and Me
Edward Albee Me, Myself & I (2008) [drama]

Reasonable Doubts
Reginald Rose and Sidney Lument 12 Angry Men (1957) [film]

I'm Still Here: Two Valentines
Betty Garrett: Closet Songwriter and Elaine Stritch: At Liberty at the Carlyle (2007 and
2008) [revues]

Our Wonderful Lives
Harry Mathews My Life at CIA (2005) [fiction]

Pondering the Struggle
John Singleton Copley Paul Revere (1768) and Watson and the Shark (1778), Gilbert
Stuart Paul Revere (1813) and Grant Wood The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1931)

On Alien Land
Violet Kazue de Christoforo May Sky: There Is Always Tomorrow—An Anthology of
Japanese-American Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku
(1997) [poetry/cultural history]

Between Visions
John Wieners Ace of Pentacles (1964) and Selected Poems (1972) [poetry]

Mirror Image
George Axelrod (screenplay, based on a novel by Richard Condon), John Frankenheimer (director) The Manchurian Candidate (1962) [film]

Flags and Letters
William Broyles, Jr. and Peter Haggis (screenplay, based on the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers), Clint Eastwood (director) Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Iris Yamashita (screenplay), Clint Eastwood (director) Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) [film]

Wearing the Grin
Michael Maltese (story), Chuck Jones (director) Rabbit of Seville (1950), Wearing of the Grin (1951), Rabbit Seasoning (1952), Duck Amok (1953), and One Froggy Evening (1955) [animated cartoons]

Looking for Love
Nathanael West Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) [fiction/satire]

A Torn Curtain
Brian Evenson The Open Curtain (2006) [fiction]

Thomas Eakins and Cathy Opie
Thomas Eakins Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins and Cathy Opie Figure and Landscape (at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) (2010) [art]

Beverly Hills Housewife
Betty Freeman (1921-2009) [philantrophist and photographer]

Flopping Around
Preston Sturges The Palm Beach Story (1942) [film]

Six Degrees of Insanity
Alice Goodman, Peter Sellars, and John Adams Nixon in China (1987) [opera]

The Company Way
Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert, and Frank Loesser How ot Succeed in Business without Really Trying (1961) [musical comedy]

Anything for Love
Frank Pierson and Sidney Lument Dog Day Afternoon (1975) [film]

Born Again
George Seaton and Valentine Davies Mircale on 34th Street (1947) [film]

Locked Up
Julius J. Epstein, Phillip G. Epstein (based on the play by Moss Hart and George S. Kafman), William Keighley The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) [film]

The Dark Side of the Moon
Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail (screenplay), Alfred Hitchcock (director) The Wrong Man (1956) [film]

On Credit
Eleanor Antin (Eleanora Antinova) Before the Revolution (1979) [performance]
Oh Brave New World!
Gertrude Stein Brewsie and Willie (1946) [dialogue fiction]

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