Imatge de l'autor

John Ashbery (1927–2017)

Autor/a de Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

130+ obres 5,865 Membres 36 Ressenyes 30 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Portrait by Juno Gemes.

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Obres de John Ashbery

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975) 726 exemplars
Selected Poems (1985) 469 exemplars
Collected Poems, 1956-1987 (2008) 233 exemplars
Houseboat Days: Poems (1977) 209 exemplars
Flow Chart (1991) 205 exemplars
Where Shall I Wander: New Poems (2005) 189 exemplars
The Mooring of Starting Out (1997) 182 exemplars
Three Poems (1972) 178 exemplars
April Galleons: Poems (1987) 169 exemplars
A Wave (1984) 168 exemplars
Hotel Lautreamont (1992) 157 exemplars
Your Name Here: Poems (2000) 154 exemplars
Girls on the Run: A Poem (1999) 147 exemplars
A Worldly Country: New Poems (2007) 121 exemplars
Can You Hear, Bird: Poems (1995) 120 exemplars
And the Stars Were Shining: Poems (1994) 119 exemplars
The Double Dream of Spring (1970) 119 exemplars
As We Know (1979) 118 exemplars
Some Trees (1956) 117 exemplars
Chinese Whispers: Poems (2002) 116 exemplars
Rivers and Mountains (1966) 115 exemplars
A Nest of Ninnies (1969) 106 exemplars
Wakefulness: Poems (1998) 101 exemplars
Shadow Train (1981) 88 exemplars
Planisphere: New Poems (2009) 77 exemplars
Other Traditions (2000) 69 exemplars
Quick Question: New Poems (2012) 55 exemplars
Breezeway: New Poems (2015) 50 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1988 (1988) — Editor — 45 exemplars
The Vermont Notebook (1975) 45 exemplars
Joe Brainard: A Retrospective (2001) 33 exemplars
Narrative Art (1970) — Editor — 27 exemplars
The Avant-Garde (1968) — Editor — 23 exemplars
Three Plays (1978) 20 exemplars
Light : from Aten to Laser (1969) 19 exemplars
Painterly painting (1971) — Editor — 17 exemplars
Grand Street 49: Hollywood (Summer 1994) (1994) — Editor — 17 exemplars
Three Books (Poets, Penguin) (1993) 15 exemplars
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings (1992) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
As Umbrellas Follow Rain (2001) 13 exemplars
Ice Storm (1987) 11 exemplars
Joan Mitchell 1992 (1993) 8 exemplars
Ashbery Collaboration, The (2002) 7 exemplars
Fragment. (1969) 7 exemplars
Evidence of the Paranormal (2002) 6 exemplars
Description of a Masque (1998) 5 exemplars
Valveillaoloa (2004) 5 exemplars
LitMag - Issue 01 (2017) 5 exemplars
100 Multiple-Choice Questions (2000) 5 exemplars
3 x New York (1998) 5 exemplars
Art and literature 4 exemplars
Una ola (2003) 3 exemplars
Private Seven (1992) 3 exemplars
Sunrise in suburbia 3 exemplars
Three Madrigals 3 exemplars
Poets of the New York School (1969) 3 exemplars
Cztery poematy (2012) 2 exemplars
Jane Hammond 2 exemplars
Søvnens landsby (2002) 2 exemplars
Apparitions : poems (1981) 2 exemplars
Dikter (2018) 2 exemplars
Turandot and other poems (1953) 2 exemplars
Rivers 2 exemplars
ZERO. VOLUME IV. (1980) 2 exemplars
Fiumi di ali 2 exemplars
De schaatsers (2023) 1 exemplars
Solitary Travelers 1 exemplars
Fence Vol 2 No.2 (1999) 1 exemplars
Por Donde Vagaré (2006) 1 exemplars
Pirografía (2003) 1 exemplars
Haibun 1 exemplars
Gniazdko dudków 1 exemplars
Gniazdko dudków (2022) 1 exemplars
Poetry 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Col·laborador — 1,268 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions929 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Col·laborador — 762 exemplars
Fantômas (1911) — Introducció, algunes edicions634 exemplars
Illuminations (1886) — Traductor, algunes edicions582 exemplars
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions446 exemplars
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions385 exemplars
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Col·laborador — 365 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Col·laborador — 335 exemplars
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Col·laborador — 319 exemplars
Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose [Norton Critical Edition] (1993) — Col·laborador — 319 exemplars
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions289 exemplars
Hebdomeros (1929) — Prefaci, algunes edicions281 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 223 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Col·laborador — 203 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 182 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 177 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Col·laborador — 172 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 163 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Col·laborador — 162 exemplars
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
Alfred and Guinevere (1958) — Introducció, algunes edicions133 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
Emergency Kit (1996) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions109 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Col·laborador — 61 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Poems of Our Moment (1968) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Drafts, fragments, and poems : the complete poetry (2018) — Prefaci — 36 exemplars
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
The Yale Younger Poets Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Drawings And Digressions (1979) — Pròleg — 31 exemplars
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Horizon Magazine Volume 17 Number 01 1975 Winter (1968) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The Paris Review 208 2014 Spring (2014) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries (1970) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
New American Review 8 (1970) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
American Review 22: The Magazine of New Writing (1975) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Alfabet op de rug gezien (1995) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Grand Street 36 (1990) (1990) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Poetry Magazine Vol. 207 No. 6, March 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Big Table 3 (1959) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Poetry Magazine Vol. 204 No. 5, September 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Locus Solus I — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Locus Solus II (1961) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Sugar, alcohol, & meat [sound recording] (1980) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
King Arthur (Le Roi Arthus) (Bard Summerscape, 2021-VII-25) (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Sulfur 9 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Fiction, Volume 1, Number 1 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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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.… (més)
 
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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
… (més)
 
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elenchus | Jul 5, 2021 |
 
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RODNEYP | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 16, 2021 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
130
També de
68
Membres
5,865
Popularitat
#4,208
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
36
ISBN
257
Llengües
15
Preferit
30

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