At a glance:
- Author: John Ashbery
- First Published: 1991
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Genres: Poetry
- Subjects: Language or languages, Self-discovery, Writing, Reality, Experiments, Self-revelations
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award, a Guggenheim and MacArthur fellow, and chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, John Ashbery is one of the most honored writers of his generation. A new book by him is a literary event. It is important, however, in coming to a book by an eminent figure such as Ashbery—or a book by a poet being published for the first time—to set aside any preconceptions based on reputation or literary gossip, to read simply the words on the page—for that, as Ashbery and his followers have...
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