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Ashbery, John 1927-2017

Works: 1,354 works in 3,368 publications in 5 languages and 95,619 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gay poetry  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Signer, wpr, Creator, Interviewee, Narrator, Interviewer, Artist, Lyricist, Librettist, Commentator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3501.S475, 811.54
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Most widely held works by John Ashbery
The tennis court oath : a book of poems by John Ashbery( )

43 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

58 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,885 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."--
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,386 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
Houseboat days : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,378 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
A wave : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,211 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
As we know : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Litany -- II. Sleeping in the Corners of Our Lives -- Silhouette -- Many Wagons Ago -- As We Know -- Figures in a Landscape -- Statuary -- Otherwise -- Five Pedantic Pieces -- Flowering Death -- Haunted Landscape -- My Erotic Double -- I Might Have Seen It -- The Hills and Shadows of a New Adventure -- Knocking Around -- Not only but also -- Train Rising Out of the Sea -- Late Echo -- And I'd Love You to Be in It -- Tapestry -- The Preludes -- A Box and Its Contents -- The Cathedral Is -- I Had Thought Things Were Going Along Well -- Out over the Bay the Rattle of Firecrackers -- We Were on the Terrace Drinking Gin and Tonics -- Fallen Tree -- The Picnic Grounds -- A Sparkler -- The Wine -- A Love Poem -- There's No Difference -- Distant Relatives -- Histoire Universelle -- Hittite Lullaby -- In a Boat -- Variations on an Original Theme -- Homesickness -- This Configuration -- Metamorphosis -- Their Day -- A Tone Poem -- The Other Cindy -- No, but I Seen One You Know You Don't Own -- The Shower -- Landscapeople -- The Sun -- The Plural of "Jack-in-the-Box
Shadow train : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifty sixteen-line poems, wherein the poet employs unrhymed quatrains to juxtapose old myths and fairy tales, cliches and movie references and creates poetic story-telling. Includes such poems as "Corky's Car Keys" and "Penny Perkin's Mistake" which are based purely on myth about patterns of distress
April galleons : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of poems ranges between high comedy and low, fable, memory and meditation. Ashbery contrasts youthful experience with a life in the late middle ages, treats change as a major theme, and focuses more on life than on art. ISBN 0-670-81958-1: $15.95
Collected poems 1956-1987 by John Ashbery( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,035 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 999 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
Rivers and mountains by John Ashbery( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member 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 )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member 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
The collected poems of Frank O'Hara by Frank O'Hara( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together for the first time all of the poems that have so far been discovered -- more than five hundred (500) -- which Frank O'Hara wrote in his lifetime. They reflect his growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental versus that he began writing in the late 1940's to his last years, when his poems became awesomely individual and reflective. More than any other poet of the second half of the twentieth centure, O'Hara has left a mark on a whole generation of younger poets
Drawings and digressions by Larry Rivers( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 893 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
Flow chart by John Ashbery( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0679742697 LCCN 9052903
A worldly country : new poems by John Ashbery( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 875 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
Your name here : poems by John Ashbery( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 872 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
Some trees by John Ashbery( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comparing him to T.S. Eliot, Stephanie Burt writes that Ashbery is "the last figure whom half of the English-language poets alive thought a great model, and the other half thought incomprehensible." After the publication of Some Trees, selecting judge W.H. Auden famously confessed that he didn't understand a word of it. Most reviews were negative. But in this first book of poems from one of the century's most important poets, one finds the seeds of Ashbery's oeuvre, including the influence of French surrealists-many of whom he translated-and abstract expressionism"--
Selected poems by John Ashbery( Book )

58 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 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
And the stars were shining by John Ashbery( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 855 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."
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Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire
Self-portrait in a convex mirror : poemsOur deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desireHouseboat days : poemsA wave : poemsApril galleons : poemsCollected poems 1956-1987Where shall I wander : new poemsThe collected poems of Frank O'Hara
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Τζον Άσμπερυ

Τζον Άσμπερυ Αμερικανός ποιητής

Джон Ашбъри

Джон Ашбъри американски поет

Джон Ешбері

Джон Эшбери

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Ջոն Էշբերի

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جان اشبری شاعر و نویسنده آمریکایی

جون آشبيرى

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애시베리, 존 1927-2017

アッシュベリー, ジョン

アッシュベリー, ジョン 1927-2017