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Titre : Planisphere. [Signed by John Ashbery].
Éditeur : NY: Ecco Press
Date d'édition : 2009
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Etat de la jaquette : As New
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
First edition, first printing (with number "1" in the printing sequence). A very fine, flawless copy, in very fine dust jacket. This has been briefly inscribed to a specific person and SIGNED BY JOHN ASHBERY on the dedication page, and dated by him in 2009. N° de réf. du libraire 2284
?Ashbery is a national treasure.?
?New York Times Book Review
The poetry of John Ashbery has been awarded virtually every conceivable literary prize including the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin , and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Planisphere is a new collection by one of America ?s most innovative and influential poets?an exceptional artist whose work stands alongside the finest of Whitman, Dickinson, Stevens, and Hart Crane. For more than half a century Ashbery has been producing timeless works such as Chinese Whispers, Hotel Lautréamont, A Wave, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, and Where Shall I Wander. Planisphere is proof that the master only improves with age.
Quatrième de couverture:
Just as the day could use another hour,
I need another idea. Not a concept
or a slogan. Something more like a rut
made thousands of years ago by one of the first
wheels as it rolled along. It never came back
to see what it had done, and the rut
just stayed there, not thinking of itself
or calling attention to itself in any way.
Sun baked it. Water stood, or rather sat
in it. Wind covered it with dust, then blew it
away. Always it was available to itself
when it wished to be, which wasn't often.
Then there was a cup and ball theory
I told you about. A lot of people had left the coast.
Squirt conditions obtained. I forgot I overwhelmed you
once upon a time, between everybody's sound sleep
and waking afterward, trying to piece together
what had happened. The rut glimmered
through centuries of snow and after.
I suppose it was trying to make some point
but we never found out about that,
having come to know each other years later
when our interest in zoning had revived again.
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