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The Resource Selected poems, 1946-1985, James Merrill

Selected poems, 1946-1985, James Merrill

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Selected poems, 1946-1985
Title
Selected poems, 1946-1985
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James Merrill
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Language
eng
Summary
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."
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1926-1995
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Merrill, James
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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American poetry
Label
Selected poems, 1946-1985, James Merrill
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"This is a Borzoi book."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From First Poems (1951). The Black Swan. The Blue Eye. The Broken Bowl. River Poem. Variations: The Air is Sweetest... The Peacock. Transfigured Bird. Hour Glass. Willow. The House -- From The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace (1959). The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace. The Octopus. Olive Grove. Hotel de l'Univers et Portugal. A Renewal. The Charioteer of Delphi. A Narrow Escape. Salome. Mirror. Amsterdam. Three Chores. Marsyas. Orfeo. The Doodler. About the Phoenix. Voices from the Other World. Dream (Escape from the Sculpture Museum) and Waking. In the Hall of Mirrors. A Dedication -- From Water Street (1962). An Urban Convalescence. From a Notebook. A Vision of the Garden. After Greece. Prism. Scenes of Childhood. The World and the Child. Childlessness. Roger Clay's Proposal. Five Old Favorites. Annie Hill's Grave. Angel. To a Butterfly. The Parrot Fish. Swimming by Night. The Smile. For Proust. A Tenancy -- From Nights and Days (1966). Nightgown. The Thousand and Second Night. Maisie. Violent Pastoral. Time. Charles on Fire. The Broken Home. Little Fanfare for Felix Magowan. The Mad Scene. A Carpet Not Bought. The Current. From the Cupola. Days of 1964 -- From The Fire Screen (1969). Lorelei. The Friend of the Fourth Decade. 16.ix.65. Words for Maria. Kostas Tympakianakis. Ouzo for Robin. To my Greek. Nike. Last Words. David's Night in Velies. Another August. Remora. Mornings in a New House. Matinees. The Summer People -- From Braving the Elements (1972). Log. After the Fire. Days of 1935. 18 West 11th Street. Willowware Cup. Banks of a Stream Where Creatures Bathe. In Nine Sleep Valley. The Black Mesa. Under Libra: Weights and Measures. Komboloi. Strato in Plaster. Up and Down. Dreams about Clothes. Fleche d'Or. Days of 1971. The Victor Dog. Syrinx -- From Divine Comedies (1976). The Kimono. McKane's Falls. Chimes for Yahya. Manos Karastefanis. Yannina. Verse for Urania. The Will. Lost in Translation -- From Late Settings (1985). Grass. Clearing the Title. Island in the Works. Think Tank. The Pier: Under Pisces. Domino. The School Play. Days of 1941 and '44. Page from the Koran. Topics. The House Fly. Santo. Peter. Last Mornings in California. Bronze. Channel 13. The Blue Grotto. Radiometer. Trees Listening to Bach. After the Ball. Santorini: Stopping the Leak
Control code
25283642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9780679410829
Lccn
91058622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1437171
Label
Selected poems, 1946-1985, James Merrill
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From First Poems (1951). The Black Swan. The Blue Eye. The Broken Bowl. River Poem. Variations: The Air is Sweetest... The Peacock. Transfigured Bird. Hour Glass. Willow. The House -- From The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace (1959). The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace. The Octopus. Olive Grove. Hotel de l'Univers et Portugal. A Renewal. The Charioteer of Delphi. A Narrow Escape. Salome. Mirror. Amsterdam. Three Chores. Marsyas. Orfeo. The Doodler. About the Phoenix. Voices from the Other World. Dream (Escape from the Sculpture Museum) and Waking. In the Hall of Mirrors. A Dedication -- From Water Street (1962). An Urban Convalescence. From a Notebook. A Vision of the Garden. After Greece. Prism. Scenes of Childhood. The World and the Child. Childlessness. Roger Clay's Proposal. Five Old Favorites. Annie Hill's Grave. Angel. To a Butterfly. The Parrot Fish. Swimming by Night. The Smile. For Proust. A Tenancy -- From Nights and Days (1966). Nightgown. The Thousand and Second Night. Maisie. Violent Pastoral. Time. Charles on Fire. The Broken Home. Little Fanfare for Felix Magowan. The Mad Scene. A Carpet Not Bought. The Current. From the Cupola. Days of 1964 -- From The Fire Screen (1969). Lorelei. The Friend of the Fourth Decade. 16.ix.65. Words for Maria. Kostas Tympakianakis. Ouzo for Robin. To my Greek. Nike. Last Words. David's Night in Velies. Another August. Remora. Mornings in a New House. Matinees. The Summer People -- From Braving the Elements (1972). Log. After the Fire. Days of 1935. 18 West 11th Street. Willowware Cup. Banks of a Stream Where Creatures Bathe. In Nine Sleep Valley. The Black Mesa. Under Libra: Weights and Measures. Komboloi. Strato in Plaster. Up and Down. Dreams about Clothes. Fleche d'Or. Days of 1971. The Victor Dog. Syrinx -- From Divine Comedies (1976). The Kimono. McKane's Falls. Chimes for Yahya. Manos Karastefanis. Yannina. Verse for Urania. The Will. Lost in Translation -- From Late Settings (1985). Grass. Clearing the Title. Island in the Works. Think Tank. The Pier: Under Pisces. Domino. The School Play. Days of 1941 and '44. Page from the Koran. Topics. The House Fly. Santo. Peter. Last Mornings in California. Bronze. Channel 13. The Blue Grotto. Radiometer. Trees Listening to Bach. After the Ball. Santorini: Stopping the Leak
Control code
25283642
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9780679410829
Lccn
91058622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1437171

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