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John Ashbery (1927–2017)

Autor(a) de Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

131+ Works 5,858 Membros 36 Críticas 30 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por John Ashbery

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) 725 exemplares
Selected Poems (1985) 469 exemplares
Collected Poems, 1956-1987 (2008) 233 exemplares
Houseboat Days: Poems (1977) 209 exemplares
Flow Chart (1991) 204 exemplares
Where Shall I Wander: New Poems (2005) 189 exemplares
The Mooring of Starting Out (1997) 182 exemplares
Three Poems (1972) 177 exemplares
April Galleons: Poems (1987) 169 exemplares
A Wave (1984) 168 exemplares
Hotel Lautreamont (1992) 157 exemplares
Your Name Here: Poems (2000) 154 exemplares
Girls on the Run: A Poem (1999) 146 exemplares
A Worldly Country: New Poems (2007) 121 exemplares
Can You Hear, Bird: Poems (1995) 119 exemplares
The Double Dream of Spring (1970) 119 exemplares
And the Stars Were Shining: Poems (1994) 118 exemplares
As We Know (1979) 118 exemplares
Some Trees (1956) 117 exemplares
Chinese Whispers: Poems (2002) 116 exemplares
Rivers and Mountains (1966) 114 exemplares
A Nest of Ninnies (1969) 106 exemplares
Wakefulness: Poems (1998) 101 exemplares
Shadow Train (1981) 88 exemplares
Planisphere: New Poems (2009) 77 exemplares
Other Traditions (2000) 69 exemplares
Quick Question: New Poems (2012) 55 exemplares
Breezeway: New Poems (2015) 50 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1988 (1988) — Editor — 45 exemplares
The Vermont Notebook (1975) 45 exemplares
Selected Prose (Poets on Poetry) (2004) 38 exemplares
Commotion of the Birds: New Poems (2016) 36 exemplares
Joe Brainard: A Retrospective (2001) 33 exemplares
Narrative Art (1970) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The Avant-Garde (1968) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Three Plays (1978) 20 exemplares
Light : from Aten to Laser (1969) 19 exemplares
The New York Poets: An Anthology (2004) 17 exemplares
Painterly painting (1971) — Editor — 17 exemplares
Grand Street 49: Hollywood (Summer 1994) (1994) — Editor — 17 exemplares
Three Books (Poets, Penguin) (1993) 15 exemplares
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings (1992) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
As Umbrellas Follow Rain (2001) 13 exemplares
Ice Storm (1987) 11 exemplares
Joan Mitchell 1992 (1993) 8 exemplares
Ashbery Collaboration, The (2002) 7 exemplares
Fragment. (1969) 7 exemplares
Evidence of the Paranormal (2002) 6 exemplares
Description of a Masque (1998) 5 exemplares
Valveillaoloa (2004) 5 exemplares
LitMag - Issue 01 (2017) 5 exemplares
100 Multiple-Choice Questions (2000) 5 exemplares
3 x New York (1998) 5 exemplares
Art and literature 4 exemplares
Una ola (2003) 3 exemplares
Private Seven (1992) 3 exemplares
Sunrise in suburbia 3 exemplares
Three Madrigals 3 exemplares
Poets of the New York School (1969) 3 exemplares
Cztery poematy (2012) 2 exemplares
Jane Hammond 2 exemplares
Søvnens landsby (2002) 2 exemplares
Apparitions : poems (1981) 2 exemplares
Dikter (2018) 2 exemplares
Turandot and other poems (1953) 2 exemplares
Rivers 2 exemplares
Fiumi di ali 2 exemplares
ZERO. VOLUME IV. (1980) 2 exemplares
De schaatsers (2023) 1 exemplar
Fence Vol 2 No.2 (1999) 1 exemplar
Por Donde Vagaré (2006) 1 exemplar
Pirografía (2003) 1 exemplar
Solitary Travelers 1 exemplar
Haibun 1 exemplar
Gniazdko dudków 1 exemplar
Gniazdko dudków (2022) 1 exemplar
Poetry 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,266 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 757 exemplares
Fantômas (1911) — Introdução, algumas edições633 exemplares
Illuminations (1886) — Tradutor, algumas edições582 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições385 exemplares
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 365 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Contribuidor — 319 exemplares
Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (1993) — Contribuidor — 319 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições288 exemplares
Hebdomeros (1929) — Prefácio, algumas edições281 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 177 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Alfred and Guinevere (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições133 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições109 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Poems of Our Moment (1968) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Drafts, fragments, and poems : the complete poetry (2018) — Prefácio — 36 exemplares
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Yale Younger Poets Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Drawings And Digressions (1979) — Prefácio — 31 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Horizon Magazine Volume 17 Number 01 1975 Winter (1968) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Paris Review 208 2014 Spring (2014) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries (1970) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
New American Review 8 (1970) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
American Review 22: The Magazine of New Writing (1975) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Grand Street 36 (1990) (1990) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Poetry Magazine Vol. 207 No. 6, March 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Big Table 3 (1959) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry Magazine Vol. 204 No. 5, September 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Locus Solus I — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Locus Solus II (1961) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Sugar, alcohol, & meat [sound recording] (1980) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
King Arthur (Le Roi Arthus) (Bard Summerscape, 2021-VII-25) (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Sulfur 9 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Fiction, Volume 1, Number 1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Críticas

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.… (mais)
 
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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
… (mais)
 
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elenchus | Jul 5, 2021 |
 
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RODNEYP | 1 outra crítica | Jun 16, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
131
Also by
68
Membros
5,858
Popularidade
#4,213
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
36
ISBN
257
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
30

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