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The first four books of poems

Author: W S Merwin
Publisher: Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley), 1927-
First four books of poems.
Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)646906104
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W S Merwin
ISBN: 155659139X 9781556591396
OCLC Number: 43445544
Notes: Includes index.
"The poems in this volume were originally published in A Mask for Janus (1952), The Dancing Bears (1954), Green with Beasts (1956), and The Drunk in the Furnace (1960). They were subsequently republished in The First Four Books of Poems (Atheneum, 1975)"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A mask for Janus --
The dancing bears --
Green with beasts --
The drunk in the furnace.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: W.S. Merwin.

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"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.

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