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The Resource Conversations with W.S. Merwin, edited by Michael Wutz and Hal Crimmel

Conversations with W.S. Merwin, edited by Michael Wutz and Hal Crimmel

Label
Conversations with W.S. Merwin
Title
Conversations with W.S. Merwin
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Wutz and Hal Crimmel
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Conversations with W. S. Merwin is the first collection of interviews with former United States Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin. Spanning almost six decades of conversations, the collection touches on such topics as Merwin's early influences, his location within the twin poles of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau, his extraordinary work as a translator, as well as his decades-long interest in environmental conservation. Anticipating the current sustainability movement and the debates surrounding major and minor literatures, Merwin was, and still is, a visionary. At age eighty-eight, he is among the most distinguished poets, translators, and thinkers in the United States. A major link between the period of literary modernism and its contemporary extensions, Merwin has been a force in American letters for many decades, and his translations from Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and other languages, have earned him unanimous praise and admiration. Merwin also wrote at the forefront of literature's environmental advocacy and early on articulated concerns about ecology and sustainability. Now for the first time, this book offers insight into the various dimensions of Merwin's thought by treating his interviews as a self-standing category in his oeuvre. More than casual narratives that interpret the occasional poem or relay an occasional experience, they afford literary and cultural historians a view into the larger through-lines of Merwin's thinking"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merwin, W. S.
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.E75
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wutz, Michael
  • Crimmel, Hal
Series statement
Literary conversations series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merwin, W. S.
  • Poets, American
  • Poetry
  • Merwin, W. S.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • Poetry
  • Poets, American
Label
Conversations with W.S. Merwin, edited by Michael Wutz and Hal Crimmel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A conversation with W.S. Merwin (Audience, 1956) -- W.S. Merwin (1961) / David Ossman -- "Tireless quest": a conversation with W.S. Merwin (1968) / Gregory Fitz Gerald and William Heyen -- W.S. Merwin: an interview (1980) / Michael Clifton -- "Fact has two faces": an interview with W.S. Merwin (1981) / Ed Folsom and Cary Nelson -- A conversation with W.S. Merwin (1982) / Daniel Bourne -- An interview with W.S. Merwin (1984) / David Elliott -- W.S. Merwin: the art of poetry, no. 38 (1986) / Edward Hirsch -- A poet of their own (1995) / Dinitia Smith -- An interview with W.S. Merwin (1998) / Michael Ondaatje, Sam Solecki, and Linda Spalding -- An interview with W.S. Merwin (2003) / John Amen -- Poet W.S. Merwin (2009) / Bill Moyers -- The Progressive interview (2010) / Ed Rampell -- Nature, conservation, and the unseen: a conversation with W.S. Merwin (2012) / Hal Crimmel -- [List of] additional interviews
Control code
893899005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 212 pages
Isbn
9781628462227
Lccn
2014039427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893899005
Label
Conversations with W.S. Merwin, edited by Michael Wutz and Hal Crimmel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A conversation with W.S. Merwin (Audience, 1956) -- W.S. Merwin (1961) / David Ossman -- "Tireless quest": a conversation with W.S. Merwin (1968) / Gregory Fitz Gerald and William Heyen -- W.S. Merwin: an interview (1980) / Michael Clifton -- "Fact has two faces": an interview with W.S. Merwin (1981) / Ed Folsom and Cary Nelson -- A conversation with W.S. Merwin (1982) / Daniel Bourne -- An interview with W.S. Merwin (1984) / David Elliott -- W.S. Merwin: the art of poetry, no. 38 (1986) / Edward Hirsch -- A poet of their own (1995) / Dinitia Smith -- An interview with W.S. Merwin (1998) / Michael Ondaatje, Sam Solecki, and Linda Spalding -- An interview with W.S. Merwin (2003) / John Amen -- Poet W.S. Merwin (2009) / Bill Moyers -- The Progressive interview (2010) / Ed Rampell -- Nature, conservation, and the unseen: a conversation with W.S. Merwin (2012) / Hal Crimmel -- [List of] additional interviews
Control code
893899005
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 212 pages
Isbn
9781628462227
Lccn
2014039427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893899005

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