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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror John Ashbery

Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror

John Ashbery

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ISBN : 9781857549065
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96 pages
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Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirrorwas the first of John Ashberys books to be published in Britain by Carcanet, and this is its third printing. Since it originally appeared here in 1977, three further collections have followed: As We Know, ShadowMoreSelf-Portrait in a Convex Mirrorwas the first of John Ashberys books to be published in Britain by Carcanet, and this is its third printing. Since it originally appeared here in 1977, three further collections have followed: As We Know, Shadow Trainand A Wave.Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and the National Book CriticsCircle Award. The long title poem, a meditation on Parmigianinos famous self-portrait, has become Ashberys best-known poem. It is accompanied here by a number of shorter pieces - playful, witty, elusive. The collection remains one of the most significant poetic achievements of our time.