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Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) 1927-

Overview
Works: 769 works in 1,489 publications in 2 languages and 59,218 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Romances  Fiction  Biography  Drama  Chronology  Short stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Compiler, Interviewee, Performer, Signer, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: PS3563.E75, 811.54
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Most widely held works by W. S Merwin
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam ( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book represents a collaboration between the scholar Clarence Brown and W. S. Merwin, one of contemporary America's finest poets and translators. It also includes Mandelstam's "Conversations on Dante," an uncategorizable work of genius containing the poet's deepest reflections on the nature of the poetic process."--BOOK JACKET
Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda ( Book )
22 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1924, Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada remains among Neruda's most popular work. Daringly metaphorical, these poems are based upon his own private associations. Their sensuous use of nature symbolism to celebrate love and to express grief has not been surpassed in the literature of our century. This edition offers the original Spanish text, with masterly translations by W.S. Merwin of facing pages
Migration : new & selected poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a extensive collection of new and selected poems by twentieth-century American poet W.S. Merwin
The shadow of Sirius by W. S Merwin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a collection of poems reflecting the author's life. Mysteries of light, darkness, temporality, and eternity weave throughout his poetry. His memories are focused and profound, of Pennsylvania miners and neighborhood streetcars, a conversation with a boyhood teacher or parent, the distinct qualities of autumnal light and gentle rain, well-cultivated loves, and "our long evenings and astonishment." From the universe's contradictions, the author once again calls upon the unexpected to illuminate existence
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation by W. S Merwin ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Another edition of the Middle English poem. Merwin's 'Sir Gawain' replicates the propulsive alliteration and the rhymed-quatrain stanza endings of the original, and the translation appears face-to-face with the Middle English original. A major translation of a major English, and a major horror, classic." Booklist. "A modern verse translation of the late-medieval, anonymously authored story of a mysterious green-skinned knight who puts forth a threatening challenge at King Arthur's court, which Sir Gawain attempts tomeet; presented in side-by-side Middle and modern English."
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The carrier of ladders by W. S Merwin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first four books of poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The First Four Books of Poems gathers all the poetry from W.S. Merwin's early books, including his celebrated debut, A Mask for Janus, which won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1952. In these poems, readers can witness the maturation of a commanding poetic voice, one which has profoundly marked American literature in the latter half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In what may be his most ambitious project to date, Merwin has translated, in verse, the central section of Dante's "Divine ComedyQPurgatorio, " a journey up the Mountain of Purgatory, where souls are cleansed in preparation for their ultimate ascent to heaven
The rain in the trees : poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems in this new book are concerned with intimacy and wholeness, and are made of the relations with people, with places, past and present, and with history and how the world endures it
The moving target; poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lice; poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The compass flower : poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The folding cliffs : a narrative by W. S Merwin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursued by colonial troops, a family in 19th century Hawaii flees into the interior to avoid internment as lepers. Written in verse, the novel looks at the destruction of an indigenous culture
The lost upland by W. S Merwin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of stories pays tribute to the ancient land of the Lascaux caves in southwestern France, where aristocrats, shepherds, wine merchants, and innkeepers lead anachronistic lives
The river sound : poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by a Pulitzer Prize winner. In Testimony, a poem on old age, he writes of people who would give anything "to glimpse a place where they were small / or in love once and be able / to capture in that second sight / what in the plain original / they missed and this time get it right."
The pupil : poems by W. S Merwin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The miner's pale children by W. S Merwin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poema del Cid by Cid ( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klassisk spansk helteepos om kampen mellem Castilien og araberne
 
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Alternative Names
Merwin, W. S.
Merwin, W. S. 1927-
Merwin, William S.
Merwin, William S., 1927-
Merwin, William Stanley.
Merwin, William Stanley, 1927-
Stanley Merwin, William 1927-
マーウィン, W. S
Languages
English (309)
Spanish (8)
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