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

Overview
Works: 763 works in 1,610 publications in 3 languages and 61,898 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Drama  Chronology  Romances  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Interviewee, Performer, Signer, Author of introduction, Speaker, Editor, Lyricist, Other, tra, Narrator
Classifications: PS3563.E75, 811.54
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Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,813 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 on facing pages
Migration : new & selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,468 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,412 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Osip Mandelstam is a central figure not only in modern Russian but in world poetry, the author of some of the most haunting and memorable poems of the twentieth century. A contemporary of Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Boris Pasternak, a touchstone for later masters such as Paul Celan and Robert Lowell, Mandelstam was a crucial instigator of the "revolution of the word" that took place in St. Petersburg, only to be crushed by the Bolshevik Revolution. Mandelstam's last poems, written in the interval between his exile to the provinces by Stalin and his death in the Gulag, are an extraordinary testament to the endurance of art in the presence of terror."
Selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation by W. S Merwin( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 968 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 )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The carrier of ladders : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first four books of poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 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 )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 889 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 866 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 )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of the best American poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
The lice : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compass flower : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Persius( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient world, the Satires belonged to a small class of works which remained in constant circulation. They were read in the schools, were commented upon by scholars, and were forever the subject of controversy. This translation boasts several advantages over previous English versions : it is the work of a poet rather than a Latinist, and it offers a faithful rendering of Persius' franker passages which the Victorians never dared to translate fully
The folding cliffs : a narrative by W. S Merwin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 703 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 685 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 673 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."
 
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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-

W. S. Merwin American poet

W. S. Merwin amerikansk poet

W. S. Merwin US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

Мёрвин, Уильям Стэнли

دبلیو. اس. مروین شاعر آمریکایی

ويليام ستانلي ميروين

マーウィン, W. S

威廉·斯坦利·默溫

Languages
English (339)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Migration : new & selected poemsThe shadow of SiriusSelected poemsSelected poemsSir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translationIphigeneia at AulisThe first four books of poemsPurgatorio