The Tennis Court Oath: A Book of Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Program)

By John Ashbery

John Ashbery writes like not anyone else between modern American poets. within the building of his difficult styles, he makes use of phrases a lot because the modern painter makes use of shape and colour- phrases painstakingly selected as conveyors of unique that means, no longer as representations of sound. those associated in unforeseen juxtapositions, before everything look unrelated or even anarchic, after all create through their clashing interaction a constitution of striking brilliance and powerful emotional influence. From this preoccupation arises a poetry that passes past traditional limits right into a hugely person realm of effectiveness, one who should be approximately likened to the visible global of Surrealist portray. a few will locate Mr. Ashbery's paintings tough, even forbidding; yet people who find themselves delicate to new instructions in rules and the humanities will detect the following a lot to quicken and pleasure them.

A thirty fifth anniversary variation of vintage paintings from a celebrated American poet who has bought the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide e-book Award, and the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award. John Ashbery's moment e-book, The Tennis courtroom Oaths, first released through Wesleyan in 1962, is still a touchstone of latest avant-garde poetry.

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