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Sadness at Leaving: Cult New York School Author, Spy & Friend Erje Ayden Dies at 77 October 15, 2013: Back in early summer, we pointed you to these kind words from John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and The Wooster Group, on the work of beloved (but exceedingly obscure) Erje Ayden (1936-2013). "Ayden is one of the sexiest writers we have; because of his struggles with acquired language he has a vigor uncommon among our novelists; without the [...] by

John Ashbery & Frank O’Hara on Erje Ayden, the Pulp Writer for the New York School May 20, 2013: A truly great feature and the Friday pick at BODY magazine: John Ashbery introduces us to the Turkish writer Erje Ayden, who some of you might know better as the pulp fiction writer behind the New York School. Ayden started out as a spy in Europe in the 1950s and then moved into the downtown New York arts scene, befriending Frank O'Hara and [...] by