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ISBN: 0140585532 / ISBN-13: 9780140585537

Selected Poems


During his career John Ashbery has been hailed as the "eminence grise" of postmodernism, championed by W.H. Auden and has carried off every major ... Show synopsis

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difficult poet

by starfish13 on Oct 9, 2008

Ashbery is the most respected living poet (as of october of '08) but I don't particularly like him. He is highly influenced by the surrealists, apparently, and his poems have no logical flow, which I find maddening. That being said, he is not unpleasant per se because his use of language is fun and he has a sense of humor. Also, the book is formatted just fine, with a generous selection of his poems and index of titles.

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