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Quick Question

Quick Question

John Ashbery

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In Quick Question John Ashbery extends an invitation to readers to accompany him into the extraordinary worlds of the everyday, experienced through the box of tricks that is language. He revels in twist and transformation, the constant mutability of words and things: ‘Whatever stops playing is the enemy of the incomplete’.

He can stop us in our tracks with the accuracy of his perception: ‘Somewhere in America someone is trying to figure out / how to pay for this’. Aware of the paradoxes of his own writing, he teases us with questions: ‘Is it all doggerel and folderol?’ ‘Would I lie to you?’ Either way, his invitation is irresistible: come in, see what happens.

'Quick Question, with the hushed intensity of its music and great lyric beauty, could only be Ashbery.' Ian Thomson, Financial Times

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Author John Ashbery
Publisher Carcanet
Publication date 1 Jan 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781847772282

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