Tillman, Lynne.

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Lynne Tillman is a writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. Tillman grew up in Woodmere, Long Island and came to New York City to study painting, literature and history at Hunter College. After graduating she lived in Europe for 6 years, moving between London and Amsterdam and taking part in the avant-garde film scene as a filmmaker and organizer. While in Europe she compiled a collection of writings by Americans living abroad. This book, titled Americans Abroad, was never published despite having ...

From the description of Lynne Tillman Papers 1901-2006 (bulk 1984-2006). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 670301217

Lynne Tillman is a writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. Tillman grew up in Woodmere, Long Island and came to New York City to study painting, literature and history at Hunter College. After graduating she lived in Europe for 6 years, moving between London and Amsterdam and taking part in the avant-garde film scene as a filmmaker and organizer. While in Europe she compiled a collection of writings by Americans living abroad. This book, titled Americans Abroad, was never published despite having two publishers and numerous noteworthy contributors including Paul Bowles and William Burroughs. While abroad Tillman also wrote for the Dutch sex magazine Suck, and began writing her short novel, Weird Fucks . Tillman returned to New York in 1976 and continued making films. In 1984 Tillman and Sheila McLaughlin released Committed, their film about Frances Farmer's life, family relationships and institutionalization. The film received partial funding from the Jerome Foundation and Channel Four (London) and screened at numerous film festivals, including its premier at the Berlin Film Festival. She also wrote a screenplay adaptation of Jane Bowles's novel, Two Serious Ladies . Although she obtained funding to make the film and permission from Paul Bowles, a conflict with a European publisher over the copyright prevented the project's completion. In between filmmaking and working Lynne Tillman co-edited "Paranoids Anonymous Newsletter" (P.A.N.) an experimental literary newspaper that ran for three editions, and began writing her first published book, Haunted Houses (1987). The novel follows three young women coming of age in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to her writing and filmmaking between 1981 and 1987, Lynne Tillman completed the required coursework for a doctorate in sociology at CUNY Graduate School. This coursework enabled Tillman to explore topics and texts that she felt were underrepresented in her education. Lynne Tillman formed rich relationships not just with her contemporaries but also with artists and writers from preceding creative paradigms including the surrealists Meret Oppenheim, Paul Bowles, and Charles Henri Ford. These relationships often began as creative opportunities for Tillman. In the case of Meret Oppenheim, Tillman conducted, edited and published an interview with the artist about women and surrealism. With Paul Bowles she requested some unpublished material for the Americans Abroad anthology. This request and her interest in his and his wife Jane's work lead to a long correspondence and eventual meeting in Tangiers. In each case the relationships provided inspiration and guidance. Tillman also drew from her experiences and professional and personal networks to mentor emerging artists. She has been a creative writing instructor at Bard, Princeton, and SUNY Albany.

Bibliography

Madame Realism . Illustrated by Kiki Smith. New York: The Print Center, 1984.

Haunted Houses . New York: Poseidon Press, 1987.

Absence Makes the Heart . London: Serpent’s Tail, 1990

Motion Sickness . New York: Poseidon Press, 1991

Cast In Doubt . New York: Poseidon Press. 1992.

The Madame Realism Complex . New York: Semiotexte, 1992.

Living with Contradictions. Drawings by Jane Dickson. Buffalo, NY: Hallwalls, 1993.

Haunted Houses . New York: High Risk Books, 1995.

The Velvet Years: Warhol’s Factory 1965-1967 . New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1995.

The Broad Picture: Essays 1987-1996 . New York: Serpent’s Tail, 1997.

No Lease on Life: A Novel . New York: Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books and Co. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999.

This is Not It: Stories . New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002.

American Genius: A Comedy . New York: Soft Skull Press, 2006

From the guide to the Lynne Tillman Papers, Bulk, 1984-2006, 1923-2006, (© 2012 Fales Library and Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Redtape Archive, ca. 1972-1992 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn David Trinidad Papers, ca. 1970-2002 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Ford, Charles Henri. Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989, bulk 1920-1989. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Beattie, Ann. Letters of Ann Beattie [manuscript], 1986-1987. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989, 1939-1989 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf TILLMAN, LYNNE. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Dlugos, Tim. Tim Dlugos papers, [ca. 1950-1996]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Ira Silverberg Papers, 1980-2007 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Between C & D Archive, [ca. 1983-1990] Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Ron Kolm Papers, ca. 1970-2003 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Redtape Archive, ca. 1972-1992 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Redtape. Redtape Archive. Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn The Serpent's Tail/High Risk archive, [ca. 1990-1997]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Dennis Cooper Papers, 1970-2002 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Carolee Schneemann papers, 1959-1994 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Public Art Fund Archive, 1966-2009 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Trinidad, David, 1953-. David Trinidad papers, [ca. 1970-2002]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Serpent's Tail/High Risk Archive, ca. 1990-1997 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Public Art Fund Archive, 1966-2009 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf TILLMAN, LYNNE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive, Bulk, 1973-2000, 1960-2000 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Lotringer, Sylvère. Sylvere Lotringer Papers and Semiotext(e) Archive 1960-2000 (Bulk 1973-2000). Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Between C & D archive, [ca. 1983-1990]. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Tillman, Lynne. Lynne Tillman Papers 1901-2006 (bulk 1984-2006). Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Lynne Tillman Papers, Bulk, 1984-2006, 1923-2006 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Tim Dlugos Papers, ca. 1950-1998 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-. Carolee Schneemann papers, 1959-1994. Getty Research Institute
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associatedWith Beattie, Ann. person
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associatedWith Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Cooper, Dennis, 1953- person
associatedWith Dlugos, Tim. person
associatedWith Ford, Charles Henri person
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associatedWith Glück, Robert. person
associatedWith Glück, Robert person
associatedWith High Risk Books (Firm). corporateBody
associatedWith Hiller, Susan. person
associatedWith Holman, Bob, 1948- person
associatedWith Lotringer, Sylvère person
associatedWith Lotringer, Sylvère. person
associatedWith McGrath, Patrick, 1950- person
associatedWith Oppenheim, Meret, 1913-1985. person
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associatedWith Rainer, Yvonne, 1934- person
associatedWith Rattray, David person
associatedWith Rattray, David. person
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associatedWith Schneemann, Carolee, 1939- person
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associatedWith Wilson, Martha, 1947- person
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New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) |v Fiction.
New York (N.Y.)
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Women novelists
Postmodernism (Literature)--New York (State)--New York
Feminism
Postmodernism (Literature)
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Birth 1947-08-12

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