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CHARACTERS Chinese Whispers Poems ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ ✾ Chinese Whispers Poems kindle Epub ❂ Author John Ashbery – Helpyouantib.co.uk According to a Victorian volume called Drawing Room Amusements 1879 in the game of Chinese Whispers participants are arranged in a circle and the first plaThe original story is then compared with the final version which has often changed beyond recognition In John Ashbery's latest collection the verbal nucleus that is the incitement toward a poem undergoes changes caused not by careless listening but by. I really wanted to like this book because Ashbery has written some of my favorite poems Hearing him read once in Cambridge in the late 1970s was an unforgettably pleasurable experience And of course I realize that emulating amplifying distilling and somehow organizing the random buzz of everyday speech and our media saturated environment is part of Ashbery's method I often appreciate the results and some of the passages in Chinese Whispers struck me as brilliant alive with wit and uncanny insight But often the coherence factor was just too low and I felt defeated rather than enlightened or entertained Oh well maybe something to pick up again in another 10 years or so if I'm still around

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According to a Victorian volume called Drawing Room Amusements in the game of Chinese Whispers participants are arranged in a circle and the first player whispers a story or message to Chinese Whispers Kindle the next player and so on round the circle. At the age of 75 John Ashbery still has it whatever it means For meaning is a shifting I almost said shifty thing in the verse of John Ashbery As is true of all his work each poem is a cloud of almost meaning organizing fragments of speech so enticingly into an artifact of such formal excellence that the reader is seduced into participating in the poem's creation by completing the meaning for himself As is appropriate for a book by an old man this is about death endings and legacy Or at least that is how the meaning was completed by yours truly an almost as old old man

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Chinese Whispers PoemsEndlessly proliferating trains of ideas that a word or phrase sets into motion The poem has been transformed often into something rich and strange but the strangeness is that of thought being opened up like a geode to reveal unexpected facets of meaning. Ashbery jams together faux philosophy common speech and some cool images in such a way as to create his own very distinct narratives Some prose poems here and a lot of typical free verse that blends together You could take any title then jump around the book for an arbitrary length of time reading lines here and there and you would have a poem as good as any in the book Not that that's bad but it does show how experiments like this sacrifice a certain specificity which can create a greater impact on the reader Dean Young is the same way a lot of the time and these poems have a flow similar to his