Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

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by John Ashbery
     
 

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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.

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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.

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John Malclom Brinin
"In the pages of an art journal some years ago, John Ashbery wrote: "Most reckless things are beautiful in some way, and recklessness is what makes experimental art beautiful, just as religions are beautiful because of the strong possibilities that they are founded on nothing." Ashbery's own kind of recklessness takes the form of an austere refusal to honor any of the claims of sentiment, beauty and good conscience that poetry is supposed to make." Books of the Century, the New York Times, August, 1975

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140422016
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/12/1976
Series:
Penguin Poets Series
Pages:
83
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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celineM More than 1 year ago
this is really worth buying...