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John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange: The Minor Eras

Oli Hazzard


This book shows how the work of a major post-war American poet has been centrally concerned with questions of national identity and intercultural poetic exchange, by reading crucial episodes in John Ashbery’s oeuvre in the context of an ‘other tradition’ of twentieth-century English poets he himself has defined. This line runs from the editor of Ashbery’s recent Collected Poems, Mark Ford, through Lee Harwood in the late 1960s, F. T. Prince in the 1950s, to ‘chronologically the first and therefore most important influence’ on his own work, W. H. Auden. Through detailed close readings of the po ... More

Keywords: poetry, American, English, twentieth century, minor, transatlanticism, influence, collaboration, other traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oli Hazzard, author
Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of St. Andrews