Self-portrait In A Convex Mirror: Poems by John AshberySelf-portrait In A Convex Mirror: Poems by John Ashbery

Self-portrait In A Convex Mirror: Poems

byJohn Ashbery

Paperback | January 1, 1990

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John Ashbery’s most renowned collection of poetry -- Winner of The Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award 

First released in 1975, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror is today regarded as one of the most important collections of poetry published in the last fifty years.  Not only in the title poem, which the critic John Russell  called “one of the finest long poems of our period,” but throughout the entire volume, Ashbery reaffirms the poetic power that made him an outstanding figure in contemporary literature.  These are poems “of breathtaking freshness and adventure in which dazzling orchestrations of language open up whole areas of consciousness no other American poet as ever begun to explore” (The New York Times).
John Ashbery (1927 – 2017) was the author of more than twenty-five collections of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award;  Selected Poems (1985); and Selected Later Poems (2007), which was awarded the 2008 International Griffi...
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Title:Self-portrait In A Convex Mirror: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.4 × 5.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140586687

ISBN - 13:9780140586688

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sublime Great collection from one of the greatest living poets
Date published: 2017-01-06
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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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John Ashberry won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for 'Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror'. Ashberry reaffirms the poetic powers that have made him such an outstanding figure in contemporary literature. This new book continues his astonishing explorations of places where no one has ever been.

Editorial Reviews

"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