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Selected Prose, Paperback / softback Book

Selected Prose Paperback / softback

Edited by Eugene Richie

Part of the Poets on Poetry series


Fifty years of writing on literature, film, and art by one of the most influential poets and critics of our time This third collection of internationally acclaimed poet and critic John Ashbery's critical writings dramatically expands the terrain covered by the first two, Reported Sightings: Art Chronicles 1957-1987 and Other Traditions (first presented as the Norton Lectures at Harvard).

These essays on writers, artists, filmmakers and the life of a poet provide insight into Ashbery's evolution as one of the major poets in English.

Ashbery's criticism is as essential to the cultural history of the twentieth century as was that of T.S.

Eliot and W.H. Auden. His unique sensibility has had a profound impact on the literature and arts of our time, and his influence is certain to be felt for decades to come.

Editor Eugene Richie's introduction provides a meaningful context for fifty years' worth of critical and creative prose by one of America's finest poets.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780472031399

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