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But they lie Frozen and out of touch until an arbitrary chorus Speaks of a totally different incident with a similar name In whose tale are hidden syllables Of what happened so long before that In some small town, one indifferent summer. This wonderful passage (I have quoted only a fragment) illustrates the intelligence, clarity, humor, and nostalgic mystery of Ashbery at his best. ) and for the few. But Ashbery's work is so diverse partly because he has not confined his reading (or criticism) to those on top of the charts.

Her Beardsleyesque drawings and pastels were shown in the Greenwich Village garret of Guido Bruno, the publisher of Bruno's Weekly. The following year she launched her journalistic career, contributing illustrated articles and stories to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the New York Morning Telegraph and the New York Herald, and later to magazines such as Theatre Guild and Vanity Fair. Barnes's early journalistic career was accelerated by economic necessity, an unorthodox family life, and youthful sexual emancipation.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Pp. 15-78. Lehman, David, ed. Beyond Amazement: New Essays on John Ashbery. : Cornell University Press, 1980. McClatchy, J. D. "Weaving and Unweaving," Poetry, 145:301-306 (February 1985). Mohanty, S. , and Jonathan Monroe. " Diacritics, 17:37-63 (Summer 1987). Molesworth, Charles. " In his The Fierce Embrace: A Study of Contemporary American Poetry. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1979. Pp. 163-183. O'Hara, Frank. " Poetry, 89:307-316 (February 1957).

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