The Double Dream of Spring

The Double Dream of Spring

John Ashbery

considered one of Ashbery’s most crucial masterworks: largely studied, significantly sought after, and necessary to figuring out one of many smooth era’s such a lot innovative poets

The Double Dream of Spring, initially released in 1970, the serious good fortune of John Ashbery’s nationwide booklet Award–nominated assortment Rivers and Mountains and brought the signature voice—reflective, acute, and attuned to trendy language because it is spoken—that quite a few years later could hold Ashbery’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece Self-Portrait in a Convex reflect. Ashbery fanatics and fans of contemporary poetry alike will realize right here many of the century’s such a lot anthologized and seriously renowned works of poetry, together with “Soonest Mended,” “Decoy,” “Sunrise in Suburbia,” “Evening within the Country,” the achingly attractive lengthy poem “Fragment,” and Ashbery’s so-called Popeye poem, the mordant and witty “Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape.”

The Double Dream of Spring helped cement Ashbery’s acceptance as a must-read American poet, and no library of recent poetry is whole with no it.

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