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Understanding W.S. Merwin

Author: H L Hix
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1997.
Series: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this companion to the works of W. S. Merwin, H. L. Hix surveys the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's canon to show that despite its reputation for difficulty and obscurity, Merwin's verse is clear and direct. Describing Merwin as a moral poet, Hix identifies the characteristics that distinguish Merwin's voice and suggests that an underlying vision of human interconnectedness and affinity with nature permeates his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: W S Merwin; William Stanley Merwin; William S Merwin; W S Merwin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Hix
ISBN: 1570031541 9781570031540
OCLC Number: 36024071
Description: x, 191 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Guides --
Myth --
Apocalypse --
Ecology --
Society --
Love --
Family --
Hawaii --
France.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Other Titles: Understanding WS Merwin
Responsibility: H.L. Hix.

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Through close readings of Merwin's verse, Hix traces the emergence of the poet's dominant thematic concerns. Beginning with his interest in myth, Merwin's focus turned to apocalypse, ecology and  Read more...

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