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The Resource Collected poems 1952-1993, W. S. Merwin ; J. D. McClatchy, editor

Collected poems 1952-1993, W. S. Merwin ; J. D. McClatchy, editor

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Collected poems 1952-1993
Title
Collected poems 1952-1993
Statement of responsibility
W. S. Merwin ; J. D. McClatchy, editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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BTCTA
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
240
Label
Collected poems 1952-1993, W. S. Merwin ; J. D. McClatchy, editor
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Publication
Note
  • Contains works from previous publications and includes : Contents, Chronology, Notes on texts, Notes and Index of poem titles and first lines
  • Contains works from collection from previous publications and includes : Contents, Chronology, Notes on texts, Notes and Index of poem titles and first lines
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 823-833) and index
Contents
  • 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
  • Contents :
  • (1973)
  • Flower & hand :
  • The compass flower
  • (1977)
  • Feather from the hill
  • (1978)
  • Opening the hand
  • (1983)
  • The rain in the trees
  • (1988)
  • The first four books of poems :
  • Travels
  • (1993)
  • Uncollected poems
  • (1955-1987)
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
  • Notes
  • Index of poem titles and first lines
  • A mask of Janus
  • (1952)
  • The dancing bears
  • (1954)
  • Green with beasts
  • (1956)
  • (2001)
  • Present company
  • (2005)
  • The shadow of Sirius
  • (2008)
  • New and uncollected poems 1993-2011
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
  • Notes
  • Index of poem titles and first lines
  • Contents :
  • The vixen
  • (1996)
  • The folding cliffs : a narrative
  • (1998)
  • The river sound
  • (1999)
  • The pupil
Control code
796756349
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First printing
Extent
xxvi, 852 p.
Isbn
9781598532081
Lccn
2012945848
System control number
  • ocn796756349
  • (OCoLC)796756349
Label
Collected poems 1952-1993, W. S. Merwin ; J. D. McClatchy, editor
Publication
Note
  • Contains works from previous publications and includes : Contents, Chronology, Notes on texts, Notes and Index of poem titles and first lines
  • Contains works from collection from previous publications and includes : Contents, Chronology, Notes on texts, Notes and Index of poem titles and first lines
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 823-833) and index
Contents
  • 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
  • Contents :
  • (1973)
  • Flower & hand :
  • The compass flower
  • (1977)
  • Feather from the hill
  • (1978)
  • Opening the hand
  • (1983)
  • The rain in the trees
  • (1988)
  • The first four books of poems :
  • Travels
  • (1993)
  • Uncollected poems
  • (1955-1987)
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
  • Notes
  • Index of poem titles and first lines
  • A mask of Janus
  • (1952)
  • The dancing bears
  • (1954)
  • Green with beasts
  • (1956)
  • (2001)
  • Present company
  • (2005)
  • The shadow of Sirius
  • (2008)
  • New and uncollected poems 1993-2011
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
  • Notes
  • Index of poem titles and first lines
  • Contents :
  • The vixen
  • (1996)
  • The folding cliffs : a narrative
  • (1998)
  • The river sound
  • (1999)
  • The pupil
Control code
796756349
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First printing
Extent
xxvi, 852 p.
Isbn
9781598532081
Lccn
2012945848
System control number
  • ocn796756349
  • (OCoLC)796756349

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