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John Ashbery (1927–2017)

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John Ashbery was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in English from Columbia University. After graduating, he wrote advertising copy for Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill. In 1955, he won the Yale Younger näytä lisää Poets prize for his first collection, Some Trees. While on a Fulbright scholarship to Paris, he began writing art criticism and editing small journals. After about a decade in France, he returned to New York, where he became executive editor of ARTnews and continued to work as an arts journalist. After ARTnews was sold in 1972, he taught and wrote art criticism. He wrote several collections of poetry including Houseboat Days, Flow Chart, And the Stars Were Shining, and Turandot and Other Poems. He received a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976 for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. He also received the Antonio Feltrinelli International Prize for Poetry in 1992, the Ambassador Book Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2011. In 1993, the French government made him a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He also translated the poems of Pierre Martory. He died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) 720 kappaletta
Selected Poems (1985) 465 kappaletta
Collected Poems, 1956-1987 (2008) 229 kappaletta
Houseboat Days: Poems (1977) 205 kappaletta
Vuokaavio (1991) 201 kappaletta
Where Shall I Wander: New Poems (2005) 187 kappaletta
The Mooring of Starting Out (1997) 181 kappaletta
Three Poems (1972) 173 kappaletta
April Galleons: Poems (1987) 167 kappaletta
A Wave (1984) 165 kappaletta
Hotel Lautreamont (1992) 155 kappaletta
Your Name Here: Poems (2000) 152 kappaletta
Girls on the Run: A Poem (1999) 144 kappaletta
A Worldly Country: New Poems (2007) 120 kappaletta
Can You Hear, Bird: Poems (1995) 117 kappaletta
And the Stars Were Shining: Poems (1994) 116 kappaletta
The Double Dream of Spring (1970) 116 kappaletta
As We Know (1979) 115 kappaletta
Chinese Whispers: Poems (2002) 115 kappaletta
Some Trees (1956) 114 kappaletta
Rivers and Mountains (1966) 112 kappaletta
A Nest of Ninnies (1969) 104 kappaletta
Wakefulness: Poems (1998) 99 kappaletta
Shadow Train (1981) 85 kappaletta
Planisphere: New Poems (2009) 75 kappaletta
Other Traditions (2000) 68 kappaletta
Quick Question: New Poems (2012) 54 kappaletta
Breezeway: New Poems (2015) 49 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1988 (1988) — Toimittaja — 44 kappaletta
The Vermont Notebook (1975) 44 kappaletta
Selected Prose (Poets on Poetry) (2004) 37 kappaletta
Commotion of the Birds: New Poems (2016) 35 kappaletta
Joe Brainard: A Retrospective (2001) 33 kappaletta
Narrative Art (1970) — Toimittaja — 27 kappaletta
The Avant-Garde (1968) — Toimittaja — 22 kappaletta
Three Plays (1978) 19 kappaletta
Light : from Aten to Laser (1969) 19 kappaletta
The New York Poets: An Anthology (2004) 17 kappaletta
Painterly painting (1971) — Toimittaja — 17 kappaletta
Grand Street 49: Hollywood (Summer 1994) (1994) — Toimittaja — 17 kappaletta
Three Books (Poets, Penguin) (1993) 15 kappaletta
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings (1992) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
As Umbrellas Follow Rain (2001) 12 kappaletta
Ice Storm (1987) 11 kappaletta
Joan Mitchell 1992 (1993) 8 kappaletta
Fragment. (1969) 7 kappaletta
Ashbery Collaboration, The (2002) 7 kappaletta
Evidence of the Paranormal (2002) 6 kappaletta
3 x New York (1998) 5 kappaletta
Valveillaoloa (2004) 5 kappaletta
LitMag - Issue 01 (2017) 5 kappaletta
Description of a Masque (1998) 4 kappaletta
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100 Multiple-Choice Questions (2000) 4 kappaletta
Una ola (2003) 3 kappaletta
Private Seven (1992) 3 kappaletta
Three Madrigals 3 kappaletta
Sunrise in suburbia 3 kappaletta
Poets of the New York School (1969) 3 kappaletta
Apparitions : poems (1981) 2 kappaletta
Fiumi di ali 2 kappaletta
ZERO. VOLUME IV. (1980) 2 kappaletta
Jane Hammond 2 kappaletta
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Søvnens landsby (2002) 2 kappaletta
Dikter (2018) 2 kappaletta
Turandot and other poems (1953) 2 kappaletta
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Fence Vol 2 No.2 (1999) 1 kappale
Por Donde Vagaré (2006) 1 kappale
Gniazdko dudków (2022) 1 kappale
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The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
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It would take a re-read to know if I missed something, but I found large sections of the language to be tortured to no stylistic or meaningful end. There were several moments where things did resolve vividly, but they came too infrequently for me.
 
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NickEdkins | May 27, 2023 |
This is something I read as a stretching my mind sort of exercise. I knew going in that the whole surrealist/post-modern style usually doesn't interest me, but he's a very prominent poet who I'd never read until now, so I settled in to try and connect with this. I can admire the technical aspect of it, however, one of the things I read poetry for in the first place is an emotional connection that pulls me into what the poet is saying. The gap on that personal level is simply too big here. I have no doubt that there are people who are intensely moved by some of these poems, but none of them really hit home for me, I was simply examining them from a distance without ever feeling connected. So I'm sure this deserves better on technical merit, but my ratings tend to be based on the purely subjective and personal, so I had to go with two stars as it was ultimately not what I want out of an experience. No regrets, but no repeats.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Malaraa | Apr 26, 2022 |
HOTEL LAUTREAMONT | read 2021-02

Poems collected in "HL" are absurdist, dream-infused. Most are inscrutable: I wonder why the title. I pick up no particular theme or even tone, and primarily read to appreciate specific phrases or images, and the wordplay. There are many puns, though not the variety which prompt laughter, rather bemusement or a question as to why it was used. (And curious if they made the copyediting slower, with readers mistakenly thinking any were errors. I wonder, too, if Ashbery would find that amusing.)

Part of my attraction for Ashbery's verse (despite not achieving a strong sense of understanding it) is the many points of intersection in interests: film (Guy Maddine, specifically); the sense that literature was missing the potential of collage (a la WSB); his efforts in producing stageplays alongside Edward Gorey. (Cover design for the 1992 Knopf edition of Lautreamont was a piece by Joseph Cornell.) Strong pointers suggesting that if we both value those things, I should pay attention to other things he's interested in, even if not immediately apparent why.

Reading the verse collected here + random selections from "Uncollected Poems" (such as "Hoboken") + chronology, I found the LOA description quite apt to my experience: colloquial yet dream-like and specific, not easy to grasp yet scans easily.

Ashbery’s poetry challenges its readers to discard all presumptions about the aims, themes, and stylistic scaffolding of verse in favor of a literature that reflects upon the limits of language and the volatility of consciousness. - Poetry Foundation biographical blurb, and I saw that in what I read.

to read:
FLOW CHART
AND THE STARS WERE SHINING
CAN YOU HEAR, BIRD
WAKEFULNESS
GIRLS ON THE RUN
YOUR NAME HERE
UNCOLLECTED POEMS
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elenchus | Jul 5, 2021 |
 
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