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Ashbery, John 1927-2017

Works: 1,114 works in 2,788 publications in 4 languages and 84,651 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Signer, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Lyricist, Commentator, Narrator, wpr
Classifications: PS3501.S475, 811.54
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Publications about John Ashbery
Publications by John Ashbery
Publications by John Ashbery, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Ashbery
Self-portrait in a convex mirror : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
67 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
Revered as the greatest living American poet, John Ashbery is celebrated for his humour and versatility. This edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the publication of this collection
Selected poems by John Ashbery( Book )
57 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,655 libraries worldwide
Now, from the whole range of a lifetime's work, John Ashbery has chosen his own selection of 138 poems, including short lyrics, haiku, prose poems, and many of his major long poems
Houseboat days : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Is poetry the act of putting something together, or the art of taking something apart? Houseboat Days, one of John Ashbery's most celebrated collections, offers its own answer. Houseboat Days begins with the moving, unforgettable poem "Street Musicians", an allegory of artistic and personal loss that came ten years after the death of Ashbery's friend and fellow New York poet Frank O'Hara. But while many of the poems in Houseboat Days are strikingly personal, especially when compared to Ashbery's work from the 1950s and 1960s, the collection is less about the poet than about the act of writing poetry
Collected poems, 1956-1987 by John Ashbery( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
Contains the collected works of American author and poet, John Ashbery, along with sixty uncollected poems, from 1956-1987
A wave : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
25 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
One of Ashbery's most acclaimed and beloved collections since Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, filled with his signature wit and generous intelligence The poems in John Ashbery's award-winning 1984 collection A Wave address the impermanence of language, the nature of mortality, and the fluidity of consciousness--matters of life and death that in other hands might run the risk of sentimentality. For John Ashbery, however, these considerations provide an opportunity to display his prodigious poetic gifts: the unerring ear for our evolving modern language and its ever-expanding universe of meanings, the fierce eye trained on glimmers underwater, and the wry humor that runs through observations both surprising and familiar. As the poem The Path to the White Moon has it, We know what is coming, that we are moving / Dangerously and gracefully / Toward the resolution of time / Blurred but alive with many separate meanings / Inside this conversation. The long title poem of A Wave, which closes the book, is considered one of Ashbery's most distinguished works, praised by critic Helen Vendler for its genius for a free and accurate American rendition of very elusive inner feelings, and especially for transitive states between feelings. Winner of both the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Bollingen Prize, this book is one to be read, reread, and remembered
Shadow train : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
A captivating experiment in traditional poetic form, from one of the most untraditional American poets ever to set pen to paper. At first glance, John Ashbery's Shadow Train seems to embrace the constraints of traditional poetic form--but closer reading reveals that this work is Ashbery at his revolutionary best. In fifty poems, each consisting solely of four connected quatrains, Ashbery apparently plays by the rules while simultaneously violating every single one. Over and over again, the familiar, almost sonnet-like sixteen-line form creates an outline of a poem within which, one would expect, poetry is meant to arrive--as a station waits for a train. And yet, as with many of the world's greatest poems, the act of creating poetry also relies on the reading and the reader--in other words, as this collection's signature poem 'Paradoxes and Oxymorons' puts it, "the poem is / you". In Shadow Train, Ashbery demonstrates how language influences our experience of reality, creating it and sustaining it while also remaining mysterious and ineffable: constantly arriving, but impossible to catch
As we know : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
33 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
As We Know presents 47 lyrical pieces together with a long poem, Litany. Here, as in the shorter lyrics, is a revelation of the self's progress toward identity--sometimes silence and solitude, sometimes through the cacophony of the modern urban world. --Viking Penguin/Penguin Books
The tennis court oath : a book of poems by John Ashbery( Book )
42 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Still a touchstone of contemporary avant-garde poetry today, this 35th anniversary edition of John Ashbery's second book celebrates an American poet who has won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award
Where shall I wander : new poems by John Ashbery( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
You meant more than life to me. I lived through you not knowing, not knowing I was living. I learned that you called for me. I came to where you were living, up a stair. There was no one there. No one to appreciate me. The legality of it upset a chair. Many times to celebrate we were called together and where we had been there was nothing there, nothing that is anywhere. We passed obliquely, leaving no stare. When the sun was done muttering, in an optimistic way, it was time to leave that there
The double dream of spring by John Ashbery( Book )
25 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 libraries worldwide
One of Ashbery's most important masterworks: Widely studied, critically admired, and essential to understanding one of the modern era's most revolutionary poets The Double Dream of Spring, originally published in 1970, followed the critical success of John Ashbery's National Book Award--nominated collection Rivers and Mountains and introduced the signature voice--reflective, acute, and attuned to modern language as it is spoken--that just a few years later would carry Ashbery's Pulitzer Prize--winning masterpiece Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Ashbery fans and lovers of modern poetry alike will recognize here some of the century's most anthologized and critically admired works of poetry, including "Soonest Mended", "Decoy", "Sunrise in Suburbia", "Evening in the Country", the achingly beautiful long poem "Fragment", and Ashbery's so-called Popeye poem, the mordant and witty "Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape". The Double Dream of Spring helped cement Ashbery's reputation as a must-read American poet, and no library of modern poetry is complete without it
April galleons : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 libraries worldwide
In Ashbery's 1987 collection, ballads, folklore, and fairy tales mesh with the anxieties and idioms of modern life. For a book by one of the leading avant-garde poets of modern literature, John Ashbery's April Galleons is suffused with voices from the past. There are echoes of the Romantics in the elegiac "A Mood of Quiet Beauty" and "Vetiver", allusions to ballads and folkloric epics in "Finnish Rhapsody" and "Forgotten Song", and veiled references to legends, folk songs, and fairy tales. But as always with Ashbery, the modern world is the microphone through which these past voices are made to speak, amplified and invigorated by Ashbery's signature wit and generosity of spirit
A worldly country : new poems by John Ashbery( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
A collection of new works by the National Book Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores such themes as starting over, self-acceptance, and optimism
Flow chart by John Ashbery( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 852 libraries worldwide
ISBN 0679742697 LCCN 9052903
Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
"First published in 1886, Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations?the work of a poet who had abandoned poetry before the age of twenty-one?changed the language of poetry. Hallucinatory and feverishly hermetic, it is an acknowledged masterpiece of world literature, still unrivaled for its haunting blend of sensuous detail and otherworldly astonishment. In Ashbery's translation of this notoriously elusive text, the acclaimed poet and translator lends his inimitable voice to a venerated classic"--Dust jacket flap
Rivers and mountains by John Ashbery( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
From one of our most important modern poets comes an essential early collection, including the famous long poems 'The Skaters' and 'Clepsydra'. When Rivers and Mountains was published in 1966, American poetry was in a state of radical redefinition, with John Ashbery recognized as one of the leading voices in the New York School of poets. Ashbery himself had just returned to America from ten years abroad working as an art critic in France, and Rivers and Mountains, his third published collection of poems, is now considered by many critics to represent a pivotal transition point in his artistic career. The poet who would gain widespread acclaim with his multiple-award-winning Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) is, in this collection, still very much engaged in the intimate, personal project of taking his poetry apart and putting it back together again, interrogating not just the act of writing but poetry itself--its purpose, its composition, its fundamental parts
Three poems by John Ashbery( Book )
40 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 libraries worldwide
A provocative, challenging masterpiece by John Ashbery that set a new standard for the modern prose poem "The pathos and liveliness of ordinary human communication is poetry to me", John Ashbery has said of this controversial work, a collection of three long prose poems originally published in 1972, "Three Poems tries to stay close to the way we talk and think without expecting what we say to be recorded or remembered". The effect of these prose poems is at once deeply familiar and startlingly new, something like encountering a collage made of lines clipped from every page of a beloved book--or, as Ashbery has also said of this work, like flipping through television channels and hearing an unwritten, unscriptable story told through unexpected combinations of voices, settings, and scenes. In Three Poems, Ashbery reframes prose poetry as an experience that invites the reader in through an infinite multitude of doorways, and reveals a common language made uncommonly real
Your name here : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by John Ashbery that address the themes of age and its inevitable losses, memories of childhood, and the transforming magic of dreams
And the stars were shining by John Ashbery( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
John Ashbery's sixteenth collection of poems, like all the others, strikes out into new territory and engages the reader in new and unexpected ways. With the exception of the title poem, which concludes the volume - a thirteen-part poem of exceptional grace and brilliance - the fifty-eight poems in this collection are mostly short; in their relative brevity they display all the valiant wit and rich lyric intensity which readers know from Ashbery's expansive longer work. The critic Harold Bloom has observed: "And the Stars Were Shining is one of John Ashbery's strongest collections, the title poem his most beautiful long poem yet. He helps to redeem a bad time when many among us have joined in a guilty flight away from the aesthetic."
Wakefulness : poems by John Ashbery( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Progressive awakenings occur in all these verses. Each sense is engaged, and there is a search for epiphanies of the spirit, too. We are in history but also in the present - in buildings, churches, homes, trains, and cars; then back in the open pursuing the course to Baltimore and Bucharest, to the zoo and the park, to the past and the future. The digressions are wily, heartbreaking, or vertiginous. The clock ticks on, yet the tactics of survival and enhancement set forth in these poems invoke an ideal permanence
John Ashbery, an introduction to the poetry by David Shapiro( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Τζον Άσμπερυ
Τζον Άσμπερυ Αμερικανός ποιητής
Джон Ашбъри
Джон Ешбері
Джон Эшбери
Џон Ешбери
ג'ון אשברי
جان اشبری شاعر و نویسنده آمریکایی
جون آشبيري
애시베리, 존 1927-
アッシュベリー, ジョン
アッシュベリー, ジョン, 1927-2017
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