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Travels : poems

Author: W S Merwin; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Merwin is a major figure in our poetry, one of the few. His first book of verse in five years is an event. It is a very full selection with many sides: brief lyrics and long narratives, all of them marked by a moving and profound sense of the natural world and the presence in it of living creatures. Merwin's language is entirely his own, and his control of it and of the construction of his poems makes for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley), 1927-
Travels.
New York : Knopf, 1993
(OCoLC)643821567
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W S Merwin; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0679418903 9780679418900
OCLC Number: 25916802
Description: x, 137 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Blind Seer of Ambon --
Manini --
Writing Lives --
The Hill of Evening --
Barn --
Rimbaud's Piano --
Among Bells --
Search Party --
Missing --
Paul --
Kites --
A Distance --
The Morning Train --
Fulfilment --
The Lost Camelia of the Bartrams --
After Douglas --
Cinchona --
Inheritance --
The Day Itself --
Lives of the Artists --
Panes --
The Wars in New Jersey --
A Short Nap on the Way --
The Moment of Green --
The River --
So Far --
The Palms --
Immortelles --
Field Mushrooms --
Lunar Landscape --
Looking Up --
For the Year --
The Real World of Manuel Cordova --
Another Place --
One Story --
Rain Travel --
On the Back of the Boarding Pass --
Last Morning at Punta Arena --
Mirage --
On the Old Way --
Left Open --
Stone Village --
Turning --
A Summer Night --
After the Spring.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by W.S. Merwin.

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Merwin is a major figure in our poetry, one of the few. His first book of verse in five years is an event. It is a very full selection with many sides: brief lyrics and long narratives, all of them marked by a moving and profound sense of the natural world and the presence in it of living creatures. Merwin's language is entirely his own, and his control of it and of the construction of his poems makes for breathtaking work of enduring quality. The narratives are a departure for this poet, dealing as they do with historical figures: "Rimbaud's Piano" is an extended meditation on the poet; others deal with naturalists such as William Bartram, Georg Eberhard Rumpf ("The Blind Seer of Ambon"), and David Douglas; and in "The Real World of Manuel Cordova" he tells a story almost as enthralling as Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

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