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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Three long-out-of-print poetry books by the acclaimed Ashbery brought together in one volume. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140587029
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/8/1992
  • Series: Penguin Poets Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Street Musicians 3
The Other Tradition 4
Variant 6
Collective Dawns 7
Wooden Buildings 9
Pyrography 10
The Gazing Grain 13
Unctuous Platitudes 14
The Couple in the Next Room 15
The Explanation 16
Loving Mad Tom 17
Business Personals 18
Crazy Weather 21
On the Towpath 22
Melodic Trains 24
Bird's-Eye View of the Tool and Die Co. 27
Wet Casements 28
Saying It to Keep It from Happening 29
Daffy Duck in Hollywood 30
All Kinds of Caresses 34
Lost and Found and Lost Again 35
Two Deaths 36
Houseboat Days 37
Whether It Exists 40
The Lament upon the Waters 41
Drame Bourgeois 43
And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name 44
What Is Poetry 45
And Others, Vaguer Presences 46
The Wrong Kind of Insurance 47
The Serious Doll 49
Friends 50
The Thief of Poetry 52
The Ice-Cream Wars 58
Valentine 59
Blue Sonata 62
Spring Light 64
Syringa 65
Fantasia on "The Nut-Brown Maid" 68
The Pursuit of Happiness 87
Punishing the Myth 88
Paradoxes and Oxymorons 89
Another Chain Letter 90
The Ivory Tower 91
Every Evening When the Sun Goes Down 92
The Freedom of the House 93
A Pact with Sullen Death 94
White-Collar Crime 95
At the Inn 96
The Absence of a Noble Presence 97
The Prophet Bird 98
Qualm 99
Breezy Stories 100
Oh, Nothing 101
Of the Islands 102
Farm Film 103
Here Everything Is Still Floating 104
Joe Leviathan 105
Some Old Tires 106
A Prison All the Same 107
Drunken Americans 108
Something Similar 109
Penny Parker's Mistake 110
Or in My Throat 111
Untilted 112
At Lotus Lodge 113
Corky's Car Keys 114
Night Life 115
Written in the Dark 116
Caesura 117
The Leasing of September 118
On the Terrace of Ingots 119
Tide Music 120
Unusual Precautions 121
Flow Blue 122
Hard Times 123
"Moi, je suis la tulipe . . ." 124
Catalpas 125
We Hesitate 126
The Desperado 127
The Image of the Shark Confronts the Image of the Little Match Girl 128
Songs Without Words 129
Indelible, Inedible 130
School of Velocity 131
Frontispiece 132
Everyman's Library 133
Shadow Train 134
But Not That One 135
The Vegetarians 136
At North Farm 139
Rain Moving In 140
The Songs We Know Best 141
When the Sun Went Down 144
Landscape (After Baudelaire) 145
Just Walking Around 146
A Fly 147
The Ongoing Story 149
Thank You for Not Cooperating 150
But What is th
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