ISBN: 1556595131
EAN13: 9781556595134
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 29, 2017
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Essential W.S. Merwin beautifully demonstrates why Merwin has been one of America's most decorated and important poets for more than 60 years.--The Washington Post

Merwin is one of the great poets of our age.--Los Angeles Times Book Review

Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page; he has made for himself that most difficult of all creations, an accomplished style.--Helen Vendler, New York Review of Books

It is gratifying to read poetry that is this ambitious, that cares about vision and the possibilities of poetry, by a poet who is capable of so much change.--The Nation

The Essential W.S. Merwin traces a poetic legacy that has changed the landscape of American letters: seven decades of audacity, rigor, and candor distilled into one definite volume curated to represent the very best works from a vast oeuvre, from his 1952 debut, A Mask for Janus, to 2016's Garden Time. The Essential W.S. Merwin includes favorite poems from two Pulitzer Prize-winning volumes; a selection of iconic translations; and lesser-known prose narratives. As the formalism of Merwin's early work loosens into the open, unpunctuated style he developed later in his career--when urgent times demanded innovative modes of expression--readers can trace the evolution of Read More chevron_right

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