Wakefulness: Poems. John Ashbery.

Wakefulness: Poems

Farrar Straus Giroux, March 1999. Trade Paperback. Used - Good. Item #245883
ISBN: 0374525935

Early in the title work of "Wakefulness," Ashbery writes: "Little by little the idea of the true way returned to me." Progressive awakenings occur in all of these poems. As we read, each of our senses is engaged, and we come to detect a search for spiritual revelations--in buildings, churches, homes, trains, and cars. Then suddenly we find ourselves back in the open, pursuing the course to Baltimore and Bucharest, to the zoo and the park, to the past and future. As ever, Ashbery's wakeful digressions are wily, comic, heartbreaking, and vertiginous.

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