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John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange

The Minor Eras

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John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange by Oli Hazzard
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In 1966, John Ashbery wrote: 'The English language is constantly trying to stave off invasion by the American language; it lives in a state of alert which is reflected to some degree in English poetry.' This book shows how the work of a major post-war American poet has been centrally concerned with questions of national identity and intercultural poetic exchange, by reading crucial episodes in Ashbery's oeuvre in the context of an 'other tradition' of modern English poets he himself has defined. This line runs from the editor of Ashbery's recent Collected Poems, Mark Ford, through Lee Harwood in the late 1960s, F. T. Prince in the 1950s, to 'chronologically the first and therefore most important influence' on his own work, W. H. Auden. Through detailed close readings of the poetry of Ashbery and these English poets, original interviews, and extensive archival research, a new account of Ashbery's aesthetic, and a significant re-mapping of post-war English poetry, is presented. The biographical slant of the book is highly significant, as it reads these writers' poetry and correspondence together for the first time, suggesting how major poetic innovations arose from specific social contexts, from the particulars of relations between poets, and also from a broader climate of Anglo-American exchange as registered by each poet. The book's presentation of the process of poetic influence is attentive to actual exchanges between contemporaries as evidenced in correspondence, as opposed to speculative relationships with dominant figures, and as such represents a departure from many other studies of Ashbery's work. Key themes include 'Englishness' as a national imaginary, the concept of the 'minor', reciprocal influence, and the poetry of coteries. The result is that both Ashbery himself, and the landscape of post-war English poetry, are presented in significantly new lights.

Author Biography

Oli Hazzard is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of St. Andrews, and previously taught at Kingston University. He received his BA from University College London, his MA from the University of Bristol, and his D.Phil from the University of Oxford, where he was affiliated with the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College. He has written two books of poems: Between Two Windows (Carcanet, 2012), which won the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize, an Eric Gregory Award, and was a Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times and Guardian; and Blotter (Carcanet, 2018).
Release date NZ
July 5th, 2018
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Pages
224
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
ISBN-13
9780198822011
Product ID
27875948

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