John Ashbery and English PoetryeBook - 2012
A study of how we should read one of America's most important poetsBen Hickman argues that we must attend to Ashbery's radical conception of reading if we are to understand the originality of his writing. His study focuses on Ashbery's reading of English poets, including Andrew Marvell, John Donne, William Wordsworth, John Clare, T.S. Eliot and W.H. Auden, and examines Ashbery's writing in terms of an 'aesthetic of inattention'. Hickman critiques the Americanisation of Ashbery's work as well as common assumptions about his Romanticism, his avant-garde Modernism and his engagement with the hi.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (201 pages)