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Merrill, James 1926-1995

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Works: 472 works in 1,075 publications in 3 languages and 38,454 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Diary fiction  Poetry  Essays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Recipient, Librettist, Translator, Contributor, Lyricist
Classifications: PS3525.E6645, 811.54
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Collected poems by James Merrill( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,341 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
The changing light at Sandover : including the whole of the Book of Ephraim, Mirabell's books of number, Scripts for the pageant, and a new coda, the Higher keys by James Merrill( Book )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
This dazzling epic poem remains as startling today as when it first emerged in separate volumes over a period of several years starting in 1976
Divine comedies : poems by James Merrill( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
Mirabell, books of number by James Merrill( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 libraries worldwide
A scattering of salts : poems by James Merrill( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
In this, his first new book of poems in seven years, Merrill is at the top of his form. His unrivalled poetic use of the private life is brilliantly evident. The stuff of autobiography is transfigured becoming a medium for the profoundest truth, couched in a language that draws on both rueful wit and elegant slang. From "Nine Lives," an Athenian fable, through "Volcanic Holiday," with its euphoric helicopter ride, to "Family Week at Oracle Ranch," set in a New Age rehab center, his vivid glimpses of the real world widen into surprising and meditative visions that touch us all
Braving the elements; poems by James Merrill( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Nights and days; poems by James Merrill( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Two long poems: "The thousand and second night", and "From the cupola" plus sixteen others
The (Diblos) notebook by James Merrill( Book )
20 editions published between 1865 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Belevenissen van een homojongen op het Griekse eiland Diblos, in de vorm van losse notities
Selected poems, 1946-1985 by James Merrill( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
This new Selected Poems replaces an earlier selection of work by James Merrill entitled From the First Nine (1982), now out of print; it includes 121 poems taken from that work and from Late Settings (1985), but it excludes the long narrative poem The Changing Light at Sandover, which is republished simultaneously in a separate volume. Together the two give solid definition to a body of poetic work that must be accounted among the finest in English of our time. Of James Merrill, the critic Harold Bloom has said, "He is indisputably a verse artist comparable to Milton, Tennyson and Pope. Surely he will be remembered as the Mozart of American poetry, classical rather than mannerist or baroque, master of the changing light or perfection that consoles."
The country of a thousand years of peace, and other poems by James Merrill( Book )
22 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Avant-garde poems implying more than they expressly state
From the first nine : poems, 1946-1976 by James Merrill( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Bloemlezing uit negen bundels
Scripts for the pageant by James Merrill( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Late settings : poems by James Merrill( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 libraries worldwide
The inner room : poems by James Merrill( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Water Street, poems by James Merrill( Book )
19 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Poems, by the American author-playwright
The fire screen; poems by James Merrill( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
James Merrill : collected novels and plays by James Merrill( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
James Merrill : selected poems by James Merrill( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
The seraglio by James Merrill( Book )
17 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and German and held by 375 libraries worldwide
To the place of trumpets by Brigit Pegeen Kelly( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
The winning volume in the 1987 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is To the Place of Trumpets. As James Merrill, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, has said: Brigit Pegeen Kelly's poems suggest a kind of folk art-their clay washed of narrative grit, serviceably turned and fancifully decorated, fired, then filled at the creative instinct's oldest well. It is a pleasure to drink form this fine local pottery
 
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Alternative Names
Iacobus Merrill
James Merrill Amerikaans dichter (1926-1995)
James Merrill amerikansk poet
James Merrill écrivain américain
James Merrill poeta statunitense
James Merrill US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Merrill James
Merrill, James 1926-1995
Merrill, James I. 1926-1995
Merrill, James Ingram.
Merrill, James Ingram 1926-1995
Merrill, Jim, 1926-1995
Merrill, Jimmy, 1926-1995
Джеймс Меррилл
Меррилл, Джеймс
جیمز مریل شاعر آمریکایی
जेम्स मेरिल
ジェイムズ・メリル
メリル, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (383)
Japanese (6)
German (2)
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