Houseboat Days



This Reissue Of A Book Of Thirty Nine Poems, First Collected In 1977, Reminds Us Of Ashbery S Astonishing Explorations To Use Donald Barthelme S Words Of Places Where No One Has Ever Been Wet Casements, Syringa, Loving Mad Tom, And The Long Fantasia On The Nut Brown Maid, Which Concludes The Book, Are Among The Riches In A Collection Of Dazzling Eloquence And Power.Houseboat Days

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Houseboat Days book, this is one of the most wanted John Ashbery author readers around the world.

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  • Paperback
  • 88 pages
  • Houseboat Days
  • John Ashbery
  • English
  • 18 September 2017
  • 0374525900

10 thoughts on “Houseboat Days

  1. says:

    4.5

  2. says:

    Houseboat Days collects some of my favorite Ashbery poems It was nice to have an excuse to read them in order when I found a third print edition at Tim s Used Books in Provincetown, MA I appreciate the shoutout to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in the long last piece, Fantasia on The Nut Brown Maid I vacationed there two Christmases ago And I like some lines that follow the name drop Spiraling like fish,Toward a distant, unperceived surface, was allThe reflection there was Somewhere had its opa Houseboat Days collects some of my favorite Ashbery poems It was nice to have an excuse to read them in order when I found a third print edition at Tim s Used Books in Provincetown, MA I appreciate the shoutout to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in the long last piece, Fantasia on The Nut Brown Maid I vacationed there two Christmases ago And I like some lines that follow the name drop Spiraling like fish,Toward a distant, unperceived surface, was allThe reflection there was Somewhere had its opaqueMomentary existence.The vague, pretty figure shows one of Ashbery s best poetic registers, the casual meditation on time Nature imagery, as here, often accompanies these meditations Elsewhere he mixes mathematics with meteorology, household patter with professional jar...

  3. says:

    Thoughts About AshberyAshbery re describes reality through the ever changing vivacity of his ideas His poems are chronicles of what happens when one of the most fertile imaginations of our time creates on the page landscapes of ideas In order to understand Ashbery, we need to pay attention to the originality of his ideas, the way in which one idea magically and manically maniacally replaces the next, in this every shifting quicksand dance of cognition, perception, thought, imagination, memo Thoughts About AshberyAshbery re describes reality through the ever changing vivacity of his ideas His poems are chronicles of what happens when one of the most fertile imaginations of our time creates on the page landscapes of ideas In order to understand Ashbery, we need to pay attention to the originality of his ideas, the...

  4. says:

    Though I couldn t really tell you what most of the poems in this collection mean, I really enjoyed reading most of them Some of my favorites were Street Musicians , Melodic Trains , and And Ut Pictura Poesis is her name I kind of like the open ended ness of Ashbery s work, and how you can t figure out what he is saying all of the time, sometimes you just have to read his poems for their beauty I also really admire his boldness and his refusal to settle in his style I can t wait to read m Though I couldn t really tell you what most of the poems in this collection mean, I really enjoyed reading most of them Some of my favorites were Street Musicians , Melodic Trains , and And Ut Pictura Poesis is her name I kind of like the open ended ness of Ashbery s work, and how you can t figure out what h...

  5. says:

    I loved Wallace Stevens growing up, his freshness of phrasing, his esoteric and eccentric vocabulary, the clash of buried yearning, density, color, and the hermetic pronouncements When I finally fell upon Ashbery an image he might not relish , I was re thrilled by many of the same elements appearing in the midst of an even less ponderable landscape And I do tend to read his poems in terms of landscape I find myself walking through their lines, not quite comprehending all I see, but not ex I loved Wallace Stevens growing up, his freshness of phrasing, his esoteric and eccentric vocabulary, the clash of buried yearning, density, color, and the hermetic pronouncements When I finally fell upon Ashbery an image he might not relish , I was re thrilled by many of the same elements appearing in the midst of an even less ponderable landscape And I do tend to read his poems in terms of landscape I find myself walking through their lines, not quite comprehending all I see, but not expecting to, ...

  6. says:

    Lots of gems in here Love the circularity They have so much trouble remembering, when your forgetting rescues them at last, as a star absorbs the night The Other Tradition And beautiful, dense imagery, coupled with audacious syntax Into the eternal wimpling of the sky luster On luster, transparency floated onto the top most layer Until the whosel thing overflows like a silver Wedding cake or Christmas tree, in a cascade of tears Variant Pyrography is a poem for the A Lots of gems in here Love the circularity They have so much trouble remembering, when your forgetting rescues them at last, as a star absorbs the night The Other Tradition And beautiful, dense imagery, coupled with audacious syntax Into the eternal wimpling of the sky luster On luster, transparency floated onto the top most layer Until the whosel thing overflows like a silver Wedding cake or Christmas tree, in a cascade of tears Variant Pyrography is a poem for the American Bicentennial probably the only commemorative piece worth saving out of that commercialized year of cheese What Is Poetry is a remarkably transparent definition by a notoriously abstract poet If The Thief of Poetry is perhaps a tribute to the enjambment of William Carlos Williams lines, then The Ice Cream Wars may be a nod to ...

  7. says:

    And Others, Vaguer PresencesAre built out of the meshing of life and spaceAt the point where we are wholly revealedIn the lozenge shaped openings BecauseIt is argued that these structures address themselvesTo exclusively aesthetic concerns, like windmillsOn a vast plain To which it is answeredThat there are no other questions than these,Half squashed in mud, emerging out of the momentWe all live, learning to like it No sonnetOn this furthest strip of land, no pebbles,No plants To extend one And Others, Vaguer PresencesAre built out of the meshing of life and spaceAt the point where we are wholly revealedIn the lozenge shaped openings BecauseIt is argued that these structures address themselvesTo exclusively aesthetic concerns, like windmillsOn a vast plain To which it is answeredThat there are no other questions than these,Half squashed in mud, emerging out of the momentWe all live, learning to like it No sonnetOn this furthest strip of land, no pebbles,No plants To extend...

  8. says:

    I don t get Ashbery I have no doubt this is a five star collection for many, and there were many lines that left me both baffled and amazed The idea of great distance Is permitted, even implicit in the slow dripping Of a lute , but looking back, I cannot connect lines I liked with specific poems It s all one strange flow of image and word, with poem titles only serving as pauses There is a vague, dreamlike sense of mood But after a while, I found myself craving somethingconcr I don t get Ashbery I have no doubt this is a five star collection for many, and there were many lines that left me both baffled and amazed The idea of great distance Is permitted, even implicit in the slow dripping Of a lute , but looking back, I cannot connect lines I liked with specific poems It s all one str...

  9. says:

    Well, this is my second attempt with Ashbery I tried The Tennis Court Oath earlier this year and got about ten pages into it before giving up, so finishing Houseboat Days feels likeof an accomplishment than any 88 page book should But I suppose I just don t ge...

  10. says:

    I pursued this book after a conversation with friends about which Ashbery is best And though I don t know that the debate is settled in my mind, I will say that the charm and intelligence and elegance of Ashbery is brimming over in Houseboat Days S...

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