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Worldly Country, Paperback / softback Book

Worldly Country Paperback / softback


John Ashbery's new collection speaks from the haunted, ambiguous cities of the twenty-first century.

These are the landscapes of the worldly country we have created, both ominous and absurd.

Perspectives dissolve into dazzle. The clock is ticking: we are on the wrong set and the cameras are rolling.

Ashbery's supple, vigorous idiom conjures an unpredictable world, astonished by moments of piercing directness: the pause to share a winter pear, the sudden apprehension that the places we left fallow 'will be cultivated by another'. "A Worldly Country" tells us where we are, now exhilarating, now vertiginous; full of heartbreak and (as always with Ashbery) full of every kind of mirth, from the most sombre to the most enchanted.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781857549195



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