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Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) 1927-

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Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin on facing pages
Migration : new & selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a extensive collection of new and selected poems by twentieth-century American poet W.S. Merwin
The shadow of Sirius by W. S Merwin( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a collection of poems reflecting the author's life. Mysteries of light, darkness, temporality, and eternity weave throughout his poetry. His memories are focused and profound, of Pennsylvania miners and neighborhood streetcars, a conversation with a boyhood teacher or parent, the distinct qualities of autumnal light and gentle rain, well-cultivated loves, and "our long evenings and astonishment." From the universe's contradictions, the author once again calls upon the unexpected to illuminate existence
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book represents a collaboration between the scholar Clarence Brown and W.S. Merwin, one of contemporary America's finest poets and translators. It also includes Mandelstam's "Conversations on Dante," an uncategorizable work of genius containing the poet's deepest reflections on the nature of the poetic process."--Jacket
Selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation by W. S Merwin( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Another edition of the Middle English poem. Merwin's 'Sir Gawain' replicates the propulsive alliteration and the rhymed-quatrain stanza endings of the original, and the translation appears face-to-face with the Middle English original. A major translation of a major English, and a major horror, classic." Booklist. "A modern verse translation of the late-medieval, anonymously authored story of a mysterious green-skinned knight who puts forth a threatening challenge at King Arthur's court, which Sir Gawain attempts tomeet; presented in side-by-side Middle and modern English."
The first four books of poems : A mask for Janus ; The dancing bears ; Green with beasts ; The drunk in the furnace by W. S Merwin( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The First Four Books of Poems gathers all the poetry from W.S. Merwin's early books, including his celebrated debut, A Mask for Janus, which won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1952. In these poems, readers can witness the maturation of a commanding poetic voice, one which has profoundly marked American literature in the latter half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
The carrier of ladders : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new translation of Euripides' celebrated Greek tragedy, W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr. offer a compelling look at the devastating consequence of 'man's inhumanity to man.' A stern critique of Greek culture, Iphigeneia at Aulis condemns the Trojan War by depicting the power of political ambition and the ensuing repercussions of thoughtlessly falling to the will of constituency. The translation impressively re-creates the broad array of moral and emotional tones conveyed by Euripides, with a comprehensive introduction, notes on the text, and a glossary of mythica
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what may be his most ambitious project to date, Merwin has translated, in verse, the central section of Dante's "Divine ComedyQPurgatorio, " a journey up the Mountain of Purgatory, where souls are cleansed in preparation for their ultimate ascent to heaven
The rain in the trees : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this new book are concerned with intimacy and wholeness, and are made of the relations with people, with places, past and present, and with history and how the world endures it
Poema del Cid by W. S Merwin( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lice : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Fiftieth Anniversary edition celebrates one of the most ground-breaking books in American poetry. When first published in 1967, W.S. Merwin's The Lice was ground-breaking. Its visionary urgency directly engaged the nexus of aesthetics and morality, exerting an immediate and lasting effect on the writing and reading of poetry. Like all great art, this monumental work continues to inspire. As Merwin discussed in an interview, "The Lice was written at a time when I really felt there was no point in writing. I got to the point where I thought the future was so bleak that there was no point in writing anything at all. And so the poems kind of pushed their way upon me. I would be out growing vegetables and walking around the countryside when all of a sudden I'd find myself writing a poem, and I'd write it." When the War is Over When the war is over We will be proud of course the air will be Good for breathing at last The water will have been improved the salmon And the silence of heaven will migrate more perfectly The dead will think the living are worth it we will know Who we are And we will all enlist again W.S. Merwin is one of America's greatest poets. His recent books of poems have been honored with a Pulitzer prize, a National Book Award, and the Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress. He lives in Hawaii"--
The compass flower : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The folding cliffs : a narrative by W. S Merwin( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursued by colonial troops, a family in 19th-century Hawaii flees into the interior to avoid internment as lepers. Written in verse, the narrative views the destruction of an indigenous culture
The lost upland by W. S Merwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories pays tribute to the ancient land of the Lascaux caves in southwestern France, where aristocrats, shepherds, wine merchants, and innkeepers lead anachronistic lives
The river sound : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by a Pulitzer Prize winner. In Testimony, a poem on old age, he writes of people who would give anything "to glimpse a place where they were small / or in love once and be able / to capture in that second sight / what in the plain original / they missed and this time get it right."
The miner's pale children by W. S Merwin( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pupil by W. S Merwin( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The shadow of Sirius
Alternative Names
Merwin, W. S.

Merwin, W. S. 1927-

Merwin, William S.

Merwin, William S. 1927-

Merwin, William Stanley.

Merwin, William Stanley 1927-

Stanley Merwin, William 1927-

W. S. Merwin Amerikaans dichter

W. S. Merwin amerikansk poet

W.S. Merwin poeta estadounidense

W.S. Merwin poeta statunitense

W. S. Merwin poète américain

W. S. Merwin US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

W. S. マーウィン

William S. Merwin

Мёрвин, Уильям Стэнли

دبلیو. اس. مروین شاعر آمریکایی

ويليام ستانلي ميروين

ويليام ستانلي ميروين شاعر أمريكي

マーウィン, W. S

威廉·斯坦利·默溫

Languages
English (406)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (2)

French (2)

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Migration : new & selected poemsThe shadow of SiriusSelected poemsSelected poemsSir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translationThe first four books of poems : A mask for Janus ; The dancing bears ; Green with beasts ; The drunk in the furnaceIphigeneia at AulisPurgatorio