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  1. John Ashbery: Some Personal Reflections

    JOHN ASHBERY

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    Stephen Burt, a poet and Harvard professor of English, has compared the now famous poet John Ashbery(1927- ) to T. S. Eliot, calling Ashbery "the last figure whom half the English-language poets alive thought a great model, and the other half thought incomprehensible." Ashbery's ncreasing critical recognition by the 1970s transformed him from an obscure avant-garde experimentalist into one of America's most important poets, though still ...
  2. John Ashbery: Some Personal Reflections

    JOHN ASHBERY

    Part 1:

    Stephen Burt, a poet and Harvard professor of English, has compared the now famous poet John Ashbery(1927- ) to T. S. Eliot, calling Ashbery "the last figure whom half the English-language poets alive thought a great model, and the other half thought incomprehensible." Ashbery's ncreasing critical recognition by the 1970s transformed him from an obscure avant-garde experimentalist into one of America's most important poets, though still ...
  3. An explosive prodigality

    AN EXPLOSIVE PRODIGALITY

    The following prose-poem arose is a result of reading a review of The Book of Disquiet published posthumously in 1982 as I was beginning that portion of my life north of the tropic of Capricorn in Australia. The work is by Fernando Pessoa (18881935). It is a fragmentary lifetime project which was left unedited by the author. He introduced his book as a "factless autobiography."1

    This volume was reviewed by George Steiner in The ...

    Updated 10-15-2014 at 01:20 AM by Ron Price

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  4. The Latest, the Most Updated, Interview With Writer Ron Price: Part 1

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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    I began to put the following sequence of questions and answers together as I was about to retire from full-time employment as a teacher and lecturer after 32 years in the classroom, and another 18 as a student. In the first 15 years of the reinvention of myself as a writer and author, editor and researcher, a poet and publisher, an online journalist and blogger, a scholar and reader, the years from 1999 to 2014, I added more material ...

    Updated 06-16-2014 at 07:44 AM by Ron Price (to make some corrections)

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  5. Thoughts on: Essayists, Poetry and Shakespeare inter alia

    SOME FINE ESSAYISTS

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    The world has had, and now has, some fine essayists. I am not in the same league as the finest, but they set the bar for me. An essay is an experiment, not a credo. It is an exercise in working out what one thinks at a particular time and in a particular place. It is something made up, to a certain extent, in response to an excited imagination, what some might see as an overheated brain, what I see as the product ...

    Updated 06-16-2014 at 08:02 AM by Ron Price (To update the wording)

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