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Yenser, Stephen

Overview
Works: 29 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 5,227 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Lyric poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3525.I495, 811.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Stephen Yenser
 
Most widely held works by Stephen Yenser
Collected poems by James Merrill( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are all the poems -- from his earliest published collection, The Black Swan and Other Poems (1946), to his posthumous volume, A Scattering of Salts (1995) -- together with many that have never been previously collected
Circle to circle : the poetry of Robert Lowell by Stephen Yenser( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consuming myth : the work of James Merrill by Stephen Yenser( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected prose by James Merrill( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following James Merrill's widely celebrated Collected Poems and Collected Novels and Plays, this volume gives us the man himself and his straightforward exploration of how he became himself. As much as any poet of our time, Merrill conceived of his work and his life as warp and woof, and the prose collected here (from his juvenilia and occasional pieces through his critical writings to his interviews and memoir) shows how bound up in his craft (itself a recurrent topic) were his readings and reflections, his travels and friendships. Even Merrill's most devoted readers will be startled anew at the range of his aesthetic concerns and the depth of his knowledge. Dante and Ponge, Cavafy and Montale, Elizabeth Bishop and Wallace Stevens, all figure prominently here, and the volume is shot through with commentary on music, especially opera, and descriptions of the world's great cities - including New York, Paris, Istanbul, and Kyoto - and their cultural treasures. The volume closes resoundingly with A Different Person, Merrill's memoir of his young life, in which he travels to Europe to explore the culture, comes of age as a gay man, and faces down his legacy as the son of the renowned financier Charles E. Merrill."--Jacket
James Merrill : collected novels and plays by James Merrill( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Merrill : selected poems by James Merrill( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire in all things : poems by Stephen Yenser( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boundless field : American poetry at large by Stephen Yenser( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue guide by Stephen Yenser( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the miraculously mercurial potential of words, Stephen Yenser takes readers on a heady trip through a world full of promise yet compromised by human weakness. Set in sunny southern California and Greece, the poems of Blue Guide cast the shadow of mortality, and the tones are elegiac. This combination of the deadly serious and the exuberant is natural, Yenser notes; after all, work and orgy share the same etymological root, as do travail and travel, pledge and play. Using various poetic modes, Yenser offers here a quatrain written to name a painting by Dorothea Tanning; a sequence of poems for his daughter; an excursive poem at once about Los Angeles and Baghdad and his father and a petty criminal; a group of prose poems set in penumbral bars; some postcards to a dead friend; and a meditation prompted by a sojourn on a remote Aegean island. The most unexpected work is an assemblage of quotations and glosses in the tradition of the commonplace book, except that in Yenser's hands these entries are densely interrelated."--Publisher's website
James Merrill by James Merrill( Recording )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Merrill reads selections from his poetry
Collected novels and plays by James Merrill( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the widely celebrated Collected Poems, this second volume in the series of James Merrill's works brings us Merrill as novelist and playwright. Just as in his poems we come upon prose pieces, dramatic dialogue, and even a short play in verse, in his novels and plays we find the rhythms of his poetry reflected and given new form. Merrill's first novel, The Seraglio, is a daring roman A clef derived in large part from his early life as the cosmopolitan son of Charles Merrill, one of America's most famous twentieth-century financiers. Written in a highly refined prose that owes something to Henry James, the book is a compelling portrait of the luxury and treachery swirling around the Southampton beach house of an irrepressible family patriarch, with his many mistresses and ex-mistresses in attendance, told from the point of view of his lively but troubled son. At the other end of the narrative spectrum we find The (Diblos) Notebook, an experimental novel in which a young American's adventures on a Greek island are deconstructed and assembled into a tentative fiction before our eyes. Merrill's plays, including the one-act comedy of manners The Bait and the Chekhovian The Immortal Husband'a reinvention of the myth of Tithonus, who was granted eternal life but not eternal youth'are also fresh turns on his characteristic themes: home and travel, reality and artifice, simplicity and complication. And, for the first time in print, here is Merrill's short play The Birthday, a fledgling effort written in 1947 and a fascinating window onto the concern with spiritual communication and the otherwordly that would later blossom into his great epic, The Changing Light at Sandover. From the Hardcover edition
Clos Camardon by Stephen Yenser( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Foundation for Hellenic Culture presents the exhibition James Merrill in Greece, April 17-June 2, 1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay including the poet's last volume Mine the Harvest
Paros by Stephen Yenser( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tidepools : la jolla by Stephen Yenser( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hija for Emerson's birthday by Stephen Yenser( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Merrill symposium( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spirare : evening at point dume by Stephen Yenser( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Collected poems
Alternative Names
Stephen Yenser American poet

Stephen Yenser Amerikaans auteur

Stephen Yenser US-amerikanischer Autor und Hochschullehrer für Anglistik und Literatur

Yenser, Stephen

Yenser, Stephen Irwin 1941-

Languages
English (77)

Covers
The consuming myth : the work of James MerrillCollected proseJames Merrill : collected novels and playsJames Merrill : selected poemsThe fire in all things : poemsA boundless field : American poetry at largeBlue guideCollected novels and playsCollected poems