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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery
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Jan 01, 1990 | 96 Pages
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    Jan 01, 1990 | 96 Pages

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Praise

“No one now writing poetry in the English language is likelier than Ashbery to survive the severe judgments of time. . . . He is joining that American sequence that includes Whitman, Dickinson, Stevens, and Hart Crane.” –Harold Bloom

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror is certainly one of the most sustained performances in American writing. . . . John Ashbery, more than any other contemporary, is the poet of the momentary, the transitory. This preoccupation animates everything he writes, and what he writes is some of the best poetry of our day.” –The Washington Post

“Ashbery is astonishingly original, and though his mannerisms have been widely imitated, he himself has imitated no one.” –Edmund White

“A style devoid of pretension and a beautiful ease of manner that is rarely less than enchanting . . . There is no one who writes quite like Ashbery, and the poetic territory he inhabits is very much his own.” –Paul Auster

Awards

National Book Award WINNER

National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry WINNER

Table Of Contents

Self-Portrait in a Convex MirrorAs One Put Drunk into the Packet-Boat
Worsening Situation
Forties Flick
As You Came from the Holy Land
A Man of Words
Scheherazade
Absolute Clearance
Grand Galop
Poem in Three Parts
Voyage in the Blue
Farm
Farm II
Farm III
Hop o’ My Thumb
De Imagine Mundi
Foreboding
The Tomb of Stuart Merrill
Tarpaulin
River
Mixed Feelings
The One Thing That Can Save America
Tenth Symphony
On Autumn Lake
Fear of Death
Ode to Bill
Lithuanian Dance Band
Sand Pail
No Way of Knowing
Suite
Märchenbilder
City Afternoon
Robin Hood’s Barn
All and Some
Oleum Misericordiae
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

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