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Merrill, James 1926-1995

Overview
Works: 450 works in 997 publications in 2 languages and 37,705 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Librettist, Contributor, Other, Lyricist, Translator
Classifications: PS3525.E6645, 811.54
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Most widely held works by James Merrill
Collected poems by James Merrill( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are all the poems -- from his earliest published collection, The Black Swan and Other Poems (1946), to his posthumous volume, A Scattering of Salts (1995) -- together with many that have never been previously collected
The changing light at Sandover : including the whole of the Book of Ephraim, Mirabell's books of number, Scripts for the pageant, and a new coda, the Higher keys by James Merrill( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dazzling epic poem remains as startling today as when it first emerged in separate volumes over a period of several years starting in 1976
Divine comedies : poems by James Merrill( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braving the elements; poems by James Merrill( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirabell, books of number by James Merrill( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scattering of salts : poems by James Merrill( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, his first new book of poems in seven years, Merrill is at the top of his form. His unrivalled poetic use of the private life is brilliantly evident. The stuff of autobiography is transfigured becoming a medium for the profoundest truth, couched in a language that draws on both rueful wit and elegant slang. From "Nine Lives," an Athenian fable, through "Volcanic Holiday," with its euphoric helicopter ride, to "Family Week at Oracle Ranch," set in a New Age rehab center, his vivid glimpses of the real world widen into surprising and meditative visions that touch us all
Nights and days; poems by James Merrill( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two long poems: "The thousand and second night", and "From the cupola" plus sixteen others
The (Diblos) notebook by James Merrill( Book )

18 editions published between 1865 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belevenissen van een homojongen op het Griekse eiland Diblos, in de vorm van losse notities
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
Selected poems, 1946-1985 by James Merrill( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
From the first nine : poems, 1946-1976 by James Merrill( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing uit negen bundels
The country of a thousand years of peace, and other poems by James Merrill( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde poems implying more than they expressly state
Scripts for the pageant by James Merrill( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late settings : poems by James Merrill( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner room : poems by James Merrill( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fire screen; poems by James Merrill( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water Street, poems by James Merrill( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, by the American author-playwright
James Merrill : collected novels and plays by James Merrill( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Merrill : selected poems by James Merrill( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seraglio by James Merrill( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and German and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Collected poems
Alternative Names
James Merrill amerikansk poet

James Merrill crivain amricain

James Merrill poeta statunitense

James Merrill US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Merrill James

Merrill, James 1926-1995

Merrill, James I. 1926-1995

Merrill, James Ingram.

Merrill, James Ingram 1926-1995

Меррилл, Джеймс

جیمز مریل شاعر آمریکایی

जेम्स मेरिल

メリル, ジェイムズ

Languages
English (365)

German (2)

Covers
The changing light at Sandover : including the whole of the Book of Ephraim, Mirabell's books of number, Scripts for the pageant, and a new coda, the Higher keysA scattering of salts : poemsThe (Diblos) notebookSelected poems, 1946-1985From the first nine : poems, 1946-1976The inner room : poemsJames Merrill : collected novels and playsJames Merrill : selected poems