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Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) 1927-2019

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Migration : new & selected poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,438 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,424 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
Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,399 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
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 1,185 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."--Jacket
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,178 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,042 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."
Selected poems by William S Merwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection covers over five decades of W.S. Merwin's poetry. Most of the book is drawn from his major American retrospective, 'Migration', winner of the 2005 National Book Award for Poetry
The first four books of poems : A mask for Janus ; The dancing bears ; Green with beasts ; The drunk in the furnace by W. S Merwin( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 982 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
Iphigeneia at Aulis by Euripides( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play revolves around Agamemnon, the leader of the Greek coalition before and during the Trojan War, and his decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the goddess Artemis and allow his troops to set sail to preserve their honour in battle against Troy. The conflict between Agamemnon and Achilles over the fate of the young woman presages a similar conflict between the two at the beginning of the Iliad. In his depiction of the experiences of the main characters, Euripides frequently uses tragic irony for dramatic effect
Purgatorio by Dante( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 945 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 carrier of ladders : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rain in the trees : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 869 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 lice : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Fiftieth Anniversary edition celebrates one of the most ground-breaking books in American poetry. When first published in 1967, W.S. Merwin's 'The Lice' was ground-breaking. Its visionary urgency directly engaged the nexus of aesthetics and morality, exerting an immediate and lasting effect on the writing and reading of poetry. Like all great art, this monumental work continues to inspire. As Merwin discussed in an interview, 'The Lice was written at a time when I really felt there was no point in writing. I got to the point where I thought the future was so bleak that there was no point in writing anything at all. And so the poems kind of pushed their way upon me. I would be out growing vegetables and walking around the countryside when all of a sudden I'd find myself writing a poem, and I'd write it.' --Provided by publisher
The moving target by W. S Merwin( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from American life : contemporary short fiction by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miner's pale children by W. S Merwin( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost upland : [stories of Southwestern France] by William Stanley Merwin( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 679 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 folding cliffs : a narrative by W. S Merwin( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 669 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 river sound : poems by W. S Merwin( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 667 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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Migration : new & selected poems
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The shadow of SiriusTwenty love poems and a song of despairSelected poemsSir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translationSelected poemsThe first four books of poems : A mask for Janus ; The dancing bears ; Green with beasts ; The drunk in the furnaceIphigeneia at AulisPurgatorio
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W. S. マーウィン

William S. Merwin

В. С. Мервин

Вільям Мервін

Мёрвин, Уильям Стэнли

מרוין, ו. ס., 1927-

دبلیو. اس. مروین شاعر آمریکایی

ويليام ستانلى ميروين

ويليام ستانلي ميروين

ويليام ستانلي ميروين شاعر أمريكي

విలియం స్టాన్లీ మెర్విన్

マーウィン, W. S

威廉·斯坦利·默溫

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