By John Ashbery
Witty but heartbreaking, conversational but richly lyrical, John Ashbery's 16th poetry assortment showcases a mastery uniquely his own.
And the celebs have been Shining initially seemed in 1994, towards the midpoint of a startlingly inventive interval in Ashbery's lengthy occupation, in which the good American poet released no fewer than 9 books in ten years. the gathering brings jointly greater than fifty compact, jewellike, intensely felt poems, together with the well known "Like a Sentence" ("How little we all know, / and once we understand it!") and the lyrical, deeply relocating thirteen-part name poem well-known as one of many author's maximum. This assortment is Ashbery at his such a lot available, swish, and elegiac.
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