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Tennis Court Oath A Book of Poems

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ISBN-10: 0819569968

ISBN-13: 9780819569967

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Ashbery

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 94
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long
Language: English

John Ashbery was born on July 28, 1927 in Rochester, New York. He was educated at Harvard and Columbia universities and studied in Europe on a Fulbright Scholarship. Initially wishing to be a painter, then a musician, he has had a variety of careers including reference librarian and art critic. In the early 1950s, he was a copywriter with Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill. His collection of poems, Turandot and other Poems, published in 1953, established his reputation as one of the leading American poets of his generation. Ashbery feels strongly influenced by film and other art forms. The abstract expressionist movement in art had a profound effect on his writing style. Frequently…