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  • Selected Poems (Carcanet Press Ltd) – Paperback (1998)
    by John Ashbery

    Selected Poems

    Paperback, Carcanet Press Ltd
    1998
    New edition. New edition.
    348 pages

    ISBN: 1857544129
    ISBN-13: 9781857544121

    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 literary prize. His startling work alternately (and sometimes simultaneously) playful and recondite, affirms poetry's power to astonish and tackle fundamentals. Drawn from the work he published up to 1984, from the spare, beautiful lyrics of "Some Trees" and the disjunctive, experimentalism of "The Tennis Court Oath", to the powerful mediations on subjectivity of "Self-Portrait in ... Show more

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starfish13

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 ... More

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