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Synopsis: And the Stars Were Shining, John Ashbery's sixteenth collection, strikes out into new territory and engages the reader in unexpected ways. In their relative brevity they display all the valiant wit and rich lyric intensity which readers know from Ashberry's expansive longer work.
From Publishers Weekly:
Readers have at times confused Ashbery's ( Flow Chart ) interest in examining the appearances of things with a lack of poetic depth. The reasons? Perhaps that Ashbery is typically intrigued by surfaces because his main theme is the perception of reality; and, being of a more lyrical than critical inclination, he pursues philosophical investigation in, by and through poetry, so that his poems tend to embody the idea that is their subject. In his 16th collection, Ashbery once again addresses his chosen theme--and others--through many tightly bound short poems and a longer piece in 13 parts, the title poem. And while his main concern is the work of the imagination, he begins to sound a more narrative voice, while never allowing the poems to develop into true extended narratives. The poet is less reticent (though still far from explicit) in committing himself to the ideas sown in his work. Also, he takes up an unaccustomed subject: the discerning of a poem after the poet's passing, implying his own death. Characteristically, it is in his longer poems that Ashbery holds a situation up to the light and approaches it most variously and richly. Though readers may not grasp or even catch sight of every angle, they will be gripped.
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Title: And the Stars Were Shining
Book Condition: New
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP16746431
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0374105006I5N00
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0374105006-2-4
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition Stated. This is a lightly ex-library copy that doesn't appear to have circulated much; most of the indicators are confined to the front endpaper and upper page ends. The hardcover binding is clean and solid. The text is clean and unmarked. The dustjacket remains unclipped ($18.00) and is bright, attractive, and whole. Ex-library, but still a solid, highly usable copy in attractive jacket. 100pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006909
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, New York:, 1994. hardcover. Book Condition: fine copy in fine dust jacket. First Edition. cream paper boards; decorative image blindstamped on front, black lettering on spine; 100pgs; illus dust jacket w/ $18.00 on front flap, author photo by Juno Gemes at back. quote by Harold Bloom on front flap. jacket art by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Bookseller Inventory # 955
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine DJ. First edition. 100 pp., 8vo. Hardcover in dj. First edition. Ashbery's 16th collection of poems; containing 58 poems. Light shelfwear to spine ends. Binding tight. Textblock clean & crisp. Some light scuffing to dj. Bookseller Inventory # 159716
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0374105006
Book Description Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. REVIEW COPY WITH PUBLISHERS MATERIAL LAID IN. Author of APRIL GALLEONS. . Bookseller Inventory # 003164
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A beautiful, unread copy. The text is clean, fresh, and unmarked in any way. The jacket, now in a protective plastic sleeve, is the same, bright and clean, with no chips, tears,or creases. First edition, first printing ( no other printings listed). Price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 000517
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A collection of 35 of Ashbery's shorter poems. His sixteenth collection of poetry. Book is tight and bright with a skewed spine and minor bumps to tail ends of boards. Ships same or next business day. From the collection of Rolland Comstock who collected more than 100,000 First Editions. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 100 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 42767