Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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From the early virtuosity of Some Trees and The Tennis Court Oath through the triumphs of The Double Dream of Spring and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror to the latest brilliance of A Wave each new collection of John Ashbery s verse has broken new ground. Now, from the whole range of a lifetime s work, Ashbery has chosen his own selection of 138 poems, including short lyrics, haiku, prose poems, and many of his major long poems. Seeing these great works together in one volume, readers will be able to savor a distillation of John Ashbery s work and appreciate fully how remarkable is his achievement. Contains Ashbery s greatest work and confirms his position as one of America s finest poets since Wallace Stevens. Edward Guerschi, Newsday Mr. Ashbery remains one of his generation s most gifted and eloquent poets . . . He writes persuasively and movingly of the poetic process, of the attempts of the artist to wring order out of chaos. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times No other poet is as daring . . .. None inhabits such a Versailles of the imagination. This formidable new volume offers the finest of his oeuvre. Carolyn Forche, Vanity Fair"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 220.98 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140585532
  • 9780140585537
  • 355,961

Table of contents

John Ashbery: Selected PoemsFrom Some Trees Two Scenes Popular Songs The Instruction Manual The Grapevine A Boy Glazunoviana The Picture of Little J. A. in a Prospect of Flowers Sonnet The Young Son Errors Illustration Some Trees The Painter And You Know He A Long Novel The Pied Piper Le Livre est sur la table From The Tennis Court Oath Thoughts of a Young Girl "How Much Longer Will I Be Able to Inhabit the . . ." White Roses Our Youth An Additional Poem Faust A Last World From The New Realism From Rivers and Mountains Rivers and Mountains Last Month If the Birds Knew Into the Dusk-Charged Air The Ecclesiast The Recent Past A Blessing in Disguise Clepsydra From The Skaters From The Double Dream of Spring The Task Spring Day Plainness in Diversity Soonest Mended Summer It Was Raining in the Capital Variations, Calypso and Fugue on a Theme of Ella Wheeler Wilcox Song Decoy For John Clare Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape Parergon Some Words The Bungalows The Chateau Hardware Sortes Vergilianae From Three Poems The System From Self-Portrait In a Convex Mirror As One Put Drunk into the Packet-Boat Worsening Situation Forties Flick As You Came from the Holy Land Scheherazade Grand Galop Hop o' My Thumb Mixed Feelings Märchenbilder Oleum Misericordiae Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror From Houseboat Days Street Musicians The Other Tradition Variant Wooden Buildings Pyrography The Gazing Grain Unctuous Platitudes The Couple in the Next Room Business Personals Crazy Weather On the Towpath Bird's-Eye View of the Tool and Die Co. Wet Casements Saying It to Keep It from Happening Daffy Duck in Hollywood Houseboat Days The Lament upon the Waters And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name What Is Poetry And Others, Vaguer Presences The Wrong Kind of Insurance Friends The Ice-Cream Wars Blue Sonata Syringa from Fantasia on "The Nut-Brown Maid" From As We Know From Litany Silhouette Many Wagons Ago As We Know Otherwise Flowering Death Haunted Landscape My Erotic Double Train Rising out of the Sea Late Echo And I'd Love You to Be in It Tapestry A Love Poem This Configuration Their Day A Tone Poem The Other Cindy The Plural of "Jack-in-the-Box" From Shadow Train The Pursuit of Happiness Punishing the Myth Paradoxes and Oxymorons Another Chain Letter The Ivory Tower At the Inn The Absence of a Noble Presence Qualm Here Everything Is Stilll Floating Some Old Tires Something Similar Or in My Throat Untilted The Leasing of September Unusual Precautions We Hesitate Frontispiece The Vegetarians From A Wave At North Farm The Songs We Know Best Landscape (After Baudelaire) Just Walking Around The Ongoing Story Thank You for Not Cooperating More Pleasant Adventures Purists Will Object 37 Haiku The Lonedale Operator Darlene's Hospital Whatever It Is, Wherever You Are A Wave Indexshow more

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