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Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror (2e)

John Ashbery

John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
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ISBN: 978 1 857549 06 5
Categories: 20th Century, American, Art
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Edition: 2nd
Published: August 2007
216 x 135 x 7 mm
96 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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    One of the most significant poetic achievements of our time, John Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award upon its publication in 1976. The long title poem, a meditation on Parmigianino's famous self-portrait, has become Ashbery's best-known poem. It is accompanied here by a number of shorter pieces - playful, witty, elusive. This edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of this ground-breaking collection, and of Carcanet's long association with America's most important living poet.
    JOHN ASHBERY was born in Rochester, New York, in 1927. He has published more than twenty collections of poetry, beginning in 1953 with Turandot and Other Poems. In 1976, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror won the Pulitzer, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award. His art writings are collected ... read more
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