The Resource The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life, Karin Roffman, (electronic resource)

The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life, Karin Roffman, (electronic resource)

Label
The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life
Title
The songs we know best
Title remainder
John Ashbery's early life
Statement of responsibility
Karin Roffman
Title variation
John Ashbery's early life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first biography of an American master. The Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery -- the winner of nearly every major American literary award -- reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the last century in arts and letters. Drawing on unpublished correspondence, juvenilia, and childhood diaries as well as more than one hundred hours of conversation with the poet, Karin Roffman offers an insightful portrayal of Ashbery during the twenty-eight years that led up to his stunning debut, Some Trees, chosen by W. H. Auden for the 1955 Yale Younger Poets Prize. Roffman shows how Ashbery's poetry arose from his early lessons both on the family farm and in 1950s New York City -- a bohemian existence that teemed with artistic fervor and radical innovations inspired by Dada and surrealism as well as lifelong friendships with painters and writers such as Frank O'Hara, Jane Freilicher, Nell Blaine, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, and Willem de Kooning. Ashbery has a reputation for being enigmatic and playfully elusive, but Roffman's biography reveals his deft mining of his early life for the flint and tinder from which his provocative later poems grew, producing a body of work that he calls "the experience of experience," an intertwining of life and art in extraordinarily intimate ways." -- Provided by publisher
  • "A biography focusing on the poet John Ashbery's early life"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roffman, Karin
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3501.S475
LC item number
Z83 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ashbery, John
  • Ashbery, John
  • Poets, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life, Karin Roffman, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"My grand party" -- "The pleasant early years" (1927-1935) -- Blue mountain (1936-1940) -- Quiz kid (1940-1941) -- The art of self-education (1942-1943) -- Self-portrait at Deerfield (1943-1945) -- "Undergraduate reflections" (1945-1947) -- "Some trees" (1947-1949) -- "Darkness falls like a wet sponge" (1949-1951) -- "Greetings, friends! (1951-1953) -- "What more is there to do, except stay? and that we cannot do" (1954-1955)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429949804
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10b3a683-e757-48da-8d08-38d55686de19
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990141416
Label
The songs we know best : John Ashbery's early life, Karin Roffman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"My grand party" -- "The pleasant early years" (1927-1935) -- Blue mountain (1936-1940) -- Quiz kid (1940-1941) -- The art of self-education (1942-1943) -- Self-portrait at Deerfield (1943-1945) -- "Undergraduate reflections" (1945-1947) -- "Some trees" (1947-1949) -- "Darkness falls like a wet sponge" (1949-1951) -- "Greetings, friends! (1951-1953) -- "What more is there to do, except stay? and that we cannot do" (1954-1955)
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 316 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429949804
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10b3a683-e757-48da-8d08-38d55686de19
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990141416

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