[Reading] ➷ And the Stars Were Shining Author John Ashbery – Thomashillier.co.uk


10 thoughts on “And the Stars Were Shining

  1. says:

    If you re not familiar with Ashbery s poetry, and you read a lot of poetry, you ll find his stuff very different and hopefully refreshing It s not linear it s narrative in a strange way, the way dreams jump around from image to image, topic to topic It seems very stream of consciousness, but impersonal and therefore open to whatever interpretation you might want to bring to the table On my first introduction to Ashbery, years ago, I hated his work because it didn t make sense and didn t t If you re not familiar with Ashbery s poetry, and you read a lot of poetry, you ll find his stuff very different and hopefully refreshing It s not linear it s narrative in a strange way, the way dreams jump around from image to image, topic to topic It seems very stream of consciousness, but impersonal and therefore open to whatever interpretation you might want to bring to the table On my first introduction to Ashbery, years ago, I hated his...


  2. says:

    At once accessible and difficult, Ashbery is an inventive and calculating poet, worthy of the praise he receives This is the first of his books I ve read the imagery can be difficult to piece together, a search for continuity of ideas from line to line can be disorienting But the language feels incredibly measured, precise, and stressed over, each line not one syllable short or long The standout of the collection is the final, title poem, a long, thoughtful collection of images and ideas, wi At once accessible and difficult, Ashbery is an inventive and calculating poet, worthy of the praise he receives This is the first of his books I ve read the imagery can be difficult to piece together, a search for continuity of ideas from line to line can be disorienting But the language feels incredibly measured, precise, and stressed over, each line not one syllable short or long The standout of the collection is the final, title poem, a...


  3. says:

    Every visit to Cape Cod, I try to read some Ashbery Every time I am perplexed The guy can obviously write extremely well, magnificent control, ambitious intention, huge and impressive word hoard immaculately wielded And still it all adds up to remarkably little In the words of J Ashbery, His tangling so flummoxed him, all he said was Boats along the way I think I need poetry to say a bitto me than Boats along the way Although I quite enjoy that as a phrase to take from maritime Every visit...


  4. says:

    A book of nonsense poetry That s not a judgment just a description.


  5. says:

    probably 4.5, at times slightly too discursive but brillaint tone, simplicity, and playfulness


  6. says:

    This took me longer to finish than I expected.


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And the Stars Were Shining John Ashbery S Sixteenth Collection Of Poems, Like All The Others, Strikes Out Into New Territory And Engages The Reader In New And Unexpected Ways With The Exception Of The Title Poem, Which Concludes The Volume A Thirteen Part Poem Of Exceptional Grace And Brilliance The Fifty Eight Poems In This Collection Are Mostly Short In Their Relative Brevity They Display All The Valiant Wit And Rich Lyric Intensity Which Readers Know From Ashbery S Expansive Longer Work The Critic Harold Bloom Has Observed And The Stars Were Shining Is One Of John Ashbery S Strongest Collections, The Title Poem His Most Beautiful Long Poem Yet He Helps To Redeem A Bad Time When Many Among Us Have Joined In A Guilty Flight Away From The Aesthetic.

  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • And the Stars Were Shining
  • John Ashbery
  • English
  • 28 February 2019
  • 0374524343

About the Author: John Ashbery

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