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And the Stars Were Shining

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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 ...

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0374524343

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And the Stars Were Shining
1995, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374524340

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And the Stars Were Shining
1994, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

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And the Stars Were Shining
1994, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

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