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Ashbery, John 1927-2017

Works: 1,288 works in 3,094 publications in 5 languages and 91,055 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Interviews  Manuscripts  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Signer, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee, Artist, Narrator, Lyricist, Interviewer, Commentator, Librettist, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3501.S475, 811.54
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Most widely held works about John Ashbery
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The tennis court oath : a book of poems by John Ashbery( )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-portrait in a convex mirror : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

53 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ashbery won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. Not only in the title poem, which the critic John Russell has called "one of the finest long poems of our period," but throughout the entire volume, John Ashbery reaffirms the poetic powers that have made him such an outstanding figure in contemporary literatyre. "One comes to know him through [his] poems," said The New York Times, "evocations of a richly populated inner life that reveal a wholly original awareness of all the disguises that reality takes."--
Selected poems by John Ashbery( Book )

59 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,672 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,376 WorldCat member 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
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents interviews with eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers, discussing their early lives, friends and communities that shaped their work, histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, and what coming out means to a writer
A wave : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member 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 )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member 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
April galleons : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 WorldCat member 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
Collected poems 1956-1987 by John Ashbery( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the collected works of American author and poet, John Ashbery, along with sixty uncollected poems, from 1956-1987
Where shall I wander : new poems by John Ashbery( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member 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
Flow chart by John Ashbery( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0679742697 LCCN 9052903
Three poems by John Ashbery( Book )

42 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new spirit.--The system.--The recital
A worldly country : new poems by John Ashbery( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member 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
Drawings and digressions by Larry Rivers( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers is considered by many scholars to be the "Godfather" and "Grand Father" of Pop art, because he was one of the first artists to really merge non-objective, non-narrative art with narrative and objective abstraction. This is a collection of his works from his long career
Your name here : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member 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."
Some trees by John Ashbery( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers and mountains by John Ashbery( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member 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
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The tennis court oath : a book of poems
Self-portrait in a convex mirror : poemsSelected poemsHouseboat days : poemsA wave : poemsApril galleons : poemsCollected poems 1956-1987Where shall I wander : new poemsFlow chart
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Τζον Άσμπερυ

Τζον Άσμπερυ Αμερικανός ποιητής

Джон Ашбъри

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