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Author: Eileen Myles
ISBN: 1935928031
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: OR Books; First Edition edition (2010)
Rating: 4.2
Formats: mbr lit lrf docx
FB2 size: 1478 kb | EPUB size: 1936 kb | DJVU size: 1718 kb

Her books of poems include Not Me, School of Fish and Sorry, Tree.

Eileen Myles is a poet. She is gay and from a working class family in Boston. You will see. RIP Lola 1986-2010 "Myles, Eileen. Inferno: A Poet's Novel. Both of these facts are relevant to her writing, facts that are important to her and both influence and are contained in her poetry).

Poet, essayist and performer Eileen Myles’ chronicle transmits an energy and vividness that will not soon leave its . Inferno (a poet's novel). I was completely stupefied by Inferno in the best of ways. In fact, I think I must feel kind of like Dante felt after seeing the face of God.

Poet, essayist and performer Eileen Myles’ chronicle transmits an energy and vividness that will not soon leave its readers. My descriptive capacity just fails, gives way completely. But I can tell you that Eileen Myles made me understand something I didn’t before. And really, what more can you ask of a novel, or a poet’s novel, or a poem, or a memoir, or whatever the hell this shimmering document is? Just read i. - Alison Bechdel.

Eileen Myles (born December 9, 1949) is an American poet and writer who has produced more than twenty volumes of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, libretti, plays, and performance pieces over the last three decades. Novelist Dennis Cooper has described Myles as "one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature.

Eileen Myles is an American poet and writer born on December 9, 1949 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Myles's first book, The Irony of the Leash, was published in 1978

Eileen Myles is an American poet and writer born on December 9, 1949 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston (1971). She moved to New York City in 1974 where she participated in workshops and worked with and for several famous poets. Myles's first book, The Irony of the Leash, was published in 1978. Some of her other work include A Fresh Young Voice From the Plains, Not Me, Inferno, Maxfield Parrish/early and new poems, School of Fish, Skies, On My Way, Snowflake, Different Streets, and The Importance of Being Iceland. She has also written articles, essays, plays and other works of fiction and nonfiction.

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Praise for Eileen Myles' Inferno "What is a poem worth? Not much in America. What is a life worth? Inferno isn't another 'life of the poet,' it's a fugue state where life and poem are one: shameful and glorious. People sometimes say, 'I came from nothing,' but that's not quite right. Myles shows us a 'place' a poet might come from, did come from--working class, Catholic, female, queer. This narrative journey somehow takes place in a moment, every moment, the impossible present moment of poetry." - Rae Armantrout "Zingingly funny and melancholy, Inferno follows a young girl from Boston in her descent into the maelstrom of New York Bohemia, circa 1968. Myles beautifully chronicles a lost Eden: 'The place I found was carved out from sadness and sex and to write a poem there you merely needed to gather.' " - John Ashbery "Eileen Myles debates her own self identity in a gruffly beautiful, sure voice of reason. Is she a 'hunk'? A 'dyke'? A 'female'? I'll tell you what she is--damn smart! Inferno burns with humor, lust and a healthy dose of neurotic happiness." - John Waters From its beginning-"My English professor's ass was so beautiful."-to its end-"You can actually learn to have grace. And that's heaven."-poet, essayist and performer Eileen Myles' chronicle transmits an energy and vividness that will not soon leave its readers. Her story of a young female writer, discovering both her sexuality and her own creative drive in the meditative and raucous environment that was New York City in its punk and indie heyday, is engrossing, poignant, and funny. This is a voice from the underground that redefines the meaning of the word.
Comments (7)
Tuliancel
Fun, quick read. Meandering stories about the protagonist's life and her sexual awakening.
Sirara
Great book.
Rleillin
Inferno would make a great audiobook, it’s a book you can read for short periods of time without loosing your attention, making it truly a poet’s novel. They content itself is wonderful, and you are pulled into Myles world of the New York punk scene, it makes you nostalgic and for yearnful for such a time, but the writing style is not the most enthralling. It’s not the kind of book you could sit down for a long chunk of time and read, but if you are the person who can get behind the writing style, it is well worth it.
Marad
Given as gift
Siramath
If Hannah Horvath were a lesbian in the 1970's, she would have written this.

I am less than a fan. The stream of consciousness, poetic style is great for the first 50 pages, but gets really old fast for me. I enjoyed most of the book, but really found it to be a chore to read by the end.
Adoraris
This book was, for lack of better terms, poetically written. It makes sense that its titled a poets novel, haha.
Yar
Brilliant!
Thought this was better than Chelsea Girls, which is like the raw, unedited, pre-mediated version of Inferno. I was glad I read Inferno first.

The first third is the best - she realized pretty early even as a working class person that she was destined to write poetry. Pretty funny description of the poet as a job title, profession. Brutal realities of little money, recognition, validation, backstabbing, quasi sexual harassment, misogyny by women, gay men, straight men, society. Despite all the obstacles, she just had to do it all, exactly the way she did it. No bitterness, just real matter of fact, and with feeling.

Whatever fame and fortune this poet is enjoying in 2015-2016 were very, very hard earned.

Poetry is a lonely, thankless, heartbreaking job. It has to be done the hard way or it is worthless drivel.

The last third is great too, lots of reflection.

Best description of woman-woman sex, anatomies, lesbian psychologies, energy transference I have ever read. Most unsentimental, very tactile, biological, yet sexy and erotic.

If you are going to read one Myles, read Inferno.