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Hotel Lautreamont - John Ashberry

Paperback Published: 27th February 2017
ISBN: 9780856359934
Number Of Pages: 156

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The Count of Lautreamont - a nineteenth-century poet about whom little is known, except that he spent his brief adult life in various hotels in Paris, checking out of his transient existence at the age of 24 - is one of the forgotten presences alive in John Ashberys collection. Hotel Lautreamont includes the poems and sequences he wrote during composition of his enormous poem Flow Chart, published in 1991 to great critical puzzlement and acclaim. 

The title poem experiments in pantoum form; and there are other demanding formal challenges. The poet proves as supple as Houdini in bringing them off. His obliquities are entertaining and eloquent. It is no longer necessary to describe him as obscureor difficult: his poetic strategies are now part of the mainstream of American and British writing. He is "quite simply the finest poet in English of his generation" (The Times)
 



 

ISBN: 9780856359934
ISBN-10: 0856359939
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 27th February 2017
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.200
Weight (kg): 0.28

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