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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780374293840
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 316
Publication Date: 6/13/2017
Size: 9.27" l x 6.34" w x 1.11"
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The first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery - by common consensus the dominant poet of our time. In chronicling the twenty-eight years that led up to Ashbery's stunning debut, Some Trees - chosen by W.H. Auden as the winner of the 1955 Yale Younger Poets prize - Karin Roffman shows how Ashbery's poetry, paradoxical and utterly new, arose from his early experiences, both on the family farm and in 1950s New York City.

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