John Ashbery by John Ashbery
Collected Poems 1991-2000 (LOA #301) (The Library of America)

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His ideas are at once both inscrutable and sublime. He once said his poems aim to capture “the experience of experience”. Searching high and low through the English language, he appears to have lifted stone after stone until there was nothing left hidden.
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The second volume of Library of America's definitive edition, including the modern classic Flow Chart in a newly corrected text.

Published for his ninetieth birthday, Library of America presents the second volume of John Ashbery’s collected poems, spanning a crucial and prolific decade in the poet’s work. The volume opens with the indispensable Flow Chart (1991), in a complete text for the first time. The other collections gathered here—Hotel Lautréamont (1992), And the Stars Were Shining (1994), Can You Hear, Bird (1995), Wakefulness (1998), and Your Name Here (2000)—show Ashbery perfecting the playful, cerebral style that has made his poetry a genre unto itself, highly influential and often imitated. Long an art critic and one of the shrewdest observers of the American art scene, Ashbery engages with the renowned outsider artist Henry Darger in the fascinating book-length poem Girls on the Run (1999), inspired by the exuberant, unsettling fictional universe Darger created. The volume concludes with a selection of twenty-six previously uncollected poems.
 

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Published September 6, 2017 by Library of America. 800 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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on Jan 25 2018

His ideas are at once both inscrutable and sublime. He once said his poems aim to capture “the experience of experience”. Searching high and low through the English language, he appears to have lifted stone after stone until there was nothing left hidden.

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