Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2009

245 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719080593

Bookseller Code (06)


John Ashbery and American Poetry

David Herd

Published by Manchester University Press

  • John Ashbery is America's finest living poet The development of Ashbery's poetic is set against such culturally defining issues as: the institutionalization of literature; the rise and fall of the avant-garde; mass culture; Vietnam; the absence of a divine presence; the erosion of tradition; the growth of celebrity and the emergence of AIDS cultural context Comprehensible, even witty critique of a poet often seen as pretentious and difficult
  • Herd reveals the humor and fascination in Ashbery's work

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