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The Desire to Communicate: Reconsidering John Ashbery and the Visual Arts


Silvia Maria Magalhaes Carvalho

Contents: An Overview of Critical Opinion on the Influence of the Visual Arts upon John Ashbery’s Poetry – «As a Painting, so Also a Poem?» A Close Reading of «And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name.» – Early Twentieth Century Art and the Work of John Ashbery – Modernist Painting and Ashbery’s «The Painter» – The Poem as Autonomous Literary Construct – Marcel Duchamp and John Ashbery – Poetics of Imitation and Reconciliation.