And the Stars Were Shining

Author(s): John Ashbery
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 09, 2014
Product Number: EB00583488
Released: Oct 05, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480459076
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Witty yet heartbreaking, conversational yet richly lyrical, John Ashbery's sixteenth poetry collection showcases a mastery uniquely his ownAnd the Stars Were Shining originally appeared in 1994, toward the midpoint of a startlingly creative period in Ashbery's long career, during which the great American poet published no fewer than nine books in ten years. The collection brings together more than fifty compact, jewellike, intensely felt poems, including the well-known "Like a Sentence" ("How little we know, / and when we know it!") and the lyrical, deeply moving thirteen-part title poem recognized as one of the author's greatest. This collection is Ashbery at his most accessible, graceful, and elegiac.