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By John Ashbery

ISBN-10: 1480459070

ISBN-13: 9781480459076

Witty but heartbreaking, conversational but richly lyrical, John Ashbery's 16th poetry assortment showcases a mastery uniquely his own.

And the celebs have been Shining initially seemed in 1994, towards the midpoint of a startlingly inventive interval in Ashbery's lengthy occupation, within which the nice American poet released no fewer than 9 books in ten years. the gathering brings jointly greater than fifty compact, jewellike, intensely felt poems, together with the well known "Like a Sentence" ("How little we all know, / and after we be aware of it!") and the lyrical, deeply relocating thirteen-part identify poem well-known as one of many author's maximum. This assortment is Ashbery at his such a lot available, sleek, and elegiac.

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Accordingly, in terms of the digital possibilities for writing, it seems shortsighted to think that such possibilities should be explored solely within prose or solely by using narrative as a term of inquiry. In fact, the contrary could be argued; that is, twentieth-century art has managed to carve new possibilities for numerous disciplines, painting, sculpture, and music among them, through a refusal of the ideological baggage of narrative. Writing may be the last theater of this confrontation.

Words freed from the tyranny of horizontality, or sequence" ("Response" 3). These words have equal significance in the electronic realm. Bernstein's allusion to Marinetti's great Futurist declaration, gestures toward the advancement of writing's physicality. Electronic texts provide the subsequent step, projecting writing into charged space, where words themselves extend beyond sequentiality. From context to "dystext," pieces or fragments of text. " Analogously, the real poem extends beyond the line.

Indeed, it is important to note that digital poetries are not print poetry merely repositioned in the new medium. Instead, e-poetries extend the investigations of innovative practice as it occurred in print media, making possible the continuation of lines of inquiry that could not be fulfilled in that medium. If one considers the visual work of any number of innovative writers, the connection between materiality and the conditional dynamics of writing begins to become tangible. Guillaume Apollinaire's Callir;rammes, composed early in the twentieth century, offers clear indications of this type of continuity.

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