Item description for The Landscapist: Selected Poems by John Ashbery Pierre Martory...
Bilingual EditionTranslated from the French and with an introduction by John Ashbery
"After I began translating Pierre Martory, that is, after I began to realize that his marvelous poetry would likely remain unknown unless I translated it and brought it to the attention of American readers, I have begun to find echoes of his work in mine. His dreams, his pessimistic resumes of childhood that are suddenly lanced by a joke, his surreal loves, his strangely lit landscapes with their inquisitive birds and disquieting flora, have been fertile influences for me, though I hope I haven't stolen anything--well, better to steal than borrow, as Eliot more or less said. All of which may be a way of saying that there is no very easy way to describe Martory's poetry. It is sui generis and it deserves to be read. And reread." --John Ashbery
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2008
Publisher Sheep Meadow
ISBN 1931357528 ISBN13 9781931357524