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A Nest of Ninnies

ISBN13: 9781564785206
ISBN: 1564785203
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $13.95
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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Pages: 191
Average Goodreads rating: 3.55/5 (13 ratings)

"James Schuyler and I began writing A Nest of Ninnies purely by chance," writes John Ashbery in his new introduction to this classic of American comic fiction. "We were in a car being driven by the young cameraman, Harrison Starr, with his father as a passenger in the front seat... Jimmy said, 'Why don't we write a novel?' And how do we do that, I asked. 'It's easy--you write the first line, ' was his reply." The result is one of the strangest and most exuberant experiments in American literary history, a verbal tour de force of suburban Americana. First published in 1969, A Nest of Ninnies is a true gem-in-the-rough, the decades-long collaborative project from two of the great poetic minds of the twentieth century.