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ISBN-13: 9780940322493
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Series: NYRB Classics Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

James Schuyler (1923–1991) was a preeminent figure in the celebrated New York School of poets. He grew up in Washington, D.C., and near Buffalo, New York. After World War II, he made his way to Italy, where he served for a time asW.H. Auden’s secretary. His books include three novels, A Nest of Ninnies (written with John Ashbery), Alfred and Guinevere, and What’s For Dinner, as well as numerous volumes of poetry.

John Ashbery is the author of twenty books of poetry, includingSelf-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award; and Some Trees (1956), which was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. Ashbery is currently the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr., Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.

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Kenneth Koch

Prose as poetry really should be: among other things fresh, surprising, artful, and clear. . .I laughed all through [Alfred and Guinevere] for three readings in a row--and wholeheartedly, as one can only laugh at something that is also beautiful.

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