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Collected Poems 1956-1987

Ashbery, John, 1927- (Book - 2008 )
Collected Poems 1956-1987


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Penguin Putnam
With this volume, The Library of America inaugurates a collected edition of the works of America?s preeminent living poet. Beginning with Some Trees in 1956, John Ashbery has charted a profoundly original and individual course that has opened up pathways for subsequent generations of poets. At once hermetic and exuberantly curious, meditative and unnervingly funny, dreamlike and steeped in everyday realities, and alive to every nuance of American speech, these are poems that constantly discover new worlds within language. This first volume of the collected Ashbery includes the complete texts of his first twelve books, including such groundbreaking collections as Rivers and Mountains, Three Poems, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1975), and Houseboat Days. It also features an unprecedented gathering of more than sixty previously uncollected poems written over a period of four decades, a rare treasure trove for poetry lovers. This volume is a landmark portrait of a modern master.



Baker & Taylor
A definitive volume of works by the preeminent American poet includes "Some Trees," as well as the complete texts of such collections as "Rivers and Mountains," "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror," and "Houseboat Days."

Baker
& Taylor

A definitive volume of works by the preeminent American poet includes Some Trees, as well as the complete texts of such collections as Rivers and Mountains, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, and Houseboat Days. 15,000 first printing.

Authors: Ashbery, John, 1927-
Statement of Responsibility: John Ashbery ; [Mark Ford is the editor of this volume]
Uniform Title: Poems. Selections
Title: Collected poems 1956-1987
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Library of America :, Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam,, c2008
Characteristics: xx, 1042 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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