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Collected poems 1952-1993

Author: W S Merwin; J D McClatchy
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Library of America, [2013]
Series: Library of America, 240.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oracular and elegant, W.S. Merwin's poetry reveals a heightened sense of what is essential to human consciousness: the fragile framing of nature, the mysteries of memory and perception, the inescapable fact of our mortality. In a career spanning seven decades- from his brilliant emergence as the winner of the Yale Younger Poets' Prize in 1952 to his recent term as U.S. Poet Laureate-he has fashioned a poetics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chronologies
Chronology
Named Person: W S Merwin; William Stanley Merwin; W S Merwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W S Merwin; J D McClatchy
ISBN: 9781598532074 1598532073 9781598532081 1598532081
OCLC Number: 796756349
Description: xxvi, 852 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The first four books of poems: A mask of Janus (1952) --
The dancing bears (1954) --
Green with beasts (1956) --
The drunk in the furnace (1960) --
The second four books of poems: The moving target (1963) --
The lice (1967) --
The carrier of ladders (1970) --
Writings to an unfinished accompaniment (1973) --
Flower & hand: The compass flower (1977) --
Feathers from the hill (1978) --
Opening the hand (1983) --
The rain in the trees (1988) --
Travels (1993) --
Uncollected poems (1955-1987)--
Chronology --
Note on the texts --
Notes --
Index of poem titles and first lines.
Series Title: Library of America, 240.
Other Titles: Poems.
Merwin, Collected poems 1952-1993
W.S. Merwin, Collected poems 1952-1993
Responsibility: W.S. Merwin ; J.D. McClatchy, editor.

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Oracular and elegant, W.S. Merwin's poetry reveals a heightened sense of what is essential to human consciousness: the fragile framing of nature, the mysteries of memory and perception, the inescapable fact of our mortality. In a career spanning seven decades- from his brilliant emergence as the winner of the Yale Younger Poets' Prize in 1952 to his recent term as U.S. Poet Laureate-he has fashioned a poetics unmistakably his own, marked by a stripped-down, unpunctuated style that foregrounds his responsiveness, spiritual insights, and facility with unadorned, elemental language. Now, with this two-volume edition, Merwin becomes only the second living poet to have his work collected by The Library of America. Here are such landmark books as his debut volume A Mask for Janus (1952), which shows the young poet engaged in a fruitful dialogue with Auden and Berryman; The Lice (1967), with its impassioned political poems about the Vietnam War and ecological catastrophe; The Vixen (1996), which offers vivid recollections of southwestern France; the epic verse novel The Folding Cliffs (2008), set in nineteenth-century Hawaii; and The Shadow of Sirius (2008), with its late poems / that are made of words / that have come the whole way / they have been there.

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