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On the Outside Looking Out

John Ashbery’s Poetry

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674636132

Publication Date: 01/26/1995


432 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Ashbery’s Misrepresentative Politics
  • 1. “You All Now Know”: Some Trees
  • 2. Private Investigations: The Tennis Court Oath
  • 3. “Taurus, Leo, Gemini”: Rivers and Mountains
  • 4. “Soonest Mended”: The Double Dream of Spring
  • 5. Dialectics of Love: Three Poems
  • 6. “On the Outside Looking Out”: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
  • 7. “In the Public Domain”: Houseboat Days
  • 8. Parallel Adventures: As We Know
  • 9. Fearful Symmetries: Shadow Train
  • 10. The One That Got Away: A Wave
  • 11. Conservation Measures: April Galleons
  • 12. Anybody’s Autobiography: Flow Chart
  • Appendix: The Building of “A Wave”
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 1995
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