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James Merrill

Knowing Innoncence (Studies in Major Literary Authors)

by Reena Sastri

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages327
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Open LibraryOL7497726M
ISBN 100415955920
ISBN 109780415955928

James Merrill received awards such as the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine in , but he became a major voice in American poetry after , . Calista McRae. Annotated and introduced by Stephen Yenser. New York, NY: Knopf, pages. $ The main plot of The Book of Ephraim—the first third of The Changing Light at Sandover, but also a stand-alone poem itself—is as follows: around , James Merrill and his partner, David Jackson, begin communicating with a sly, gossipy spirit, who talks with them .

  While this book is not stuffed with sawdust, pages is a lot of James Merrill, and its girth is admission of a certain kind of failure. Knowing . Langdon Hammer has given us the first biography of the poet James Merrill (–95), whose life is surely one of the most fascinating in American literature. Merrill was born to high privilege and high expectations as the son of Charles Merrill, the charismatic cofounder of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, and Hellen Ingram, a muse, ally, and antagonist throughout her son’s life.

James Merrill / Richard Howard --James Merrill's Oedipal fie / Richard Sáez --Transparent things / David Kalstone --James Merrill / Helen Vendler --The fullness of time: James Merrill's Book of Ephraim / Stephen Yenser --"Mirror" / John Hollander --Monsters wrapped in silk: The country of a thousand years of peace / J.D. McClatchy. By James Merrill. here may exist somewhere a cache of juvenilia by James Merrill, early verses, precocious but clumsy, scarcely formed, patently imitative, perhaps even pretentious. about such notions. Tropes and asides all through this new book seem to be pointing to something of the sort, nowhere more directly than in the final poem.


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James Merrill by Reena Sastri Download PDF EPUB FB2

James Merrill was recognized as one of the leading poets of his generation. Praised for his stylish elegance, moral sensibilities, and transformation of autobiographical moments into deep and complex meditations, Merrill’s work spans genres—including plays and prose—but the bulk of his artistic expression can be found in his poetry.

Over the long course of his career, Merrill won. James Merrill: Life and Art is a brilliantly marshaled biography of a surprisingly elusive subject."--Steve Donoghue, Open Letters James Merrill book “Langdon Hammer’s richly textured biography of James Merrill’s life and art, which are so inextricably intertwined, is a work of great candor, insight, and sympathetic by: 4.

JAMES MERRILL () wrote twelve books of poems, as well as the epic poem The Changing Light at published two plays, two novels, and a memoir, A Different recipient of numerous awards for his poetry, including two National Book Awards, the Bollingen Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

ion of James Merrill's Collected Poems is a landmark in the history of modern American literature. His First Poems its sophistication and virtuosity were recognized at once appeared half a century the next five decades, Merrill's range broadened and his voice took on its characteristic richness.

In book after book, his urbanity and wit, his intriguing images and paradoxes, shone /5(10). James Merrill: Life and Art is a brilliantly marshaled biography of a surprisingly elusive subject.”–Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly “Langdon Hammer’s richly textured biography of James Merrill’s life and art, which are so inextricably intertwined, is a work of great candor, insight, and sympathetic imagination.

James Merrill: Life and Art is a brilliantly marshaled biography of a surprisingly elusive subject."--Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly “Langdon Hammer’s richly textured biography of James Merrill’s life and art, which are so inextricably intertwined, is a work of great candor, insight, and sympathetic : James Ingram Merrill was born on March 3,and died on February 6, From the mids on, he lived in Stonington, Connecticut, and for extended periods he also had houses in Athens and Key West/5.

James Merrill stands in the poetry canon among the best of the 20th Century, and this volume reminds us why.

Merrill is our poet of formal grace and biting wit, and the apparent effortlessness with which he wrote his poems (whether truly without much effort or not) is daunting, especially for those sitting in front of the paper trying to draft verse themselves.5/5(5).

James Merrill, in full James Ingram Merrill, (born March 3,New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Feb. 6,Tucson, Ariz.), American poet especially known for the fine craftsmanship and wit of his lyric and epic poems. Merrill was the son of Charles E. Merrill, a founder of Merrill Lynch, an investment-banking attended private schools and Amherst College (B.A., ), and.

This book has been a part of my life for four months, and I am going to miss it. It was the perfect way to read it, too, because that way James Merrill and his poetry seeped into my own life and enriched it/5.

James Merrill's second novel, The (Diblos) Notebook () was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, and the following year his Nights and Days won the National Book Award in.

James Merrill’s wit and formal virtuosity are nowhere more entrancing than in The Book of Ephraim. One of the greatest of Merrill’s literary achievements in his lifetime, it.

James Ingram Merrill (March 3, - February 6, ) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet. Although most of his published work was poetry, he also wrote essays, fiction, and plays. Merrill's poetry falls into 2 distinct bodies of work: the polished and formalist (if deeply emotional) lyric poetry of his early career, and the epic narrative of occult communication with spirits and Alma mater: Amherst College.

-- James Merrill () from James Merrill, Selected Poems, ed. McClatchy and Stephen Yenser (Knopf, ) from the Introduction by J. McClatchy and Stephen Yenser: “When James Merrill’s first book of poems appeared init seemed unlikely that he would emerge as one of the era’s crucial poets.

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Merwin, Grace Paley, Judith Rossner, Louis Simpson. His first collection of short stories and poems, Jim’s Book was published by his father, Charles Merrill of Merrill-Lynch, when James was 16 years old.

Merrill published another book, The Black Swan, in while still in college at Amherst. View the profiles of people named James Merrill. Join Facebook to connect with James Merrill and others you may know.

Facebook gives people the power to. About James Merrill. JAMES MERRILL (), one of the foremost American poets of the later twentieth century, was the winner of numerous awards for his work, including two National Book Awards, the Bollingen Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the first Bobbit Prize from.

Essays and criticism on James Merrill - Merrill, James (Vol. 18) "The Book of Ephraim," for the most part, refuses the postures thought appropriate to age—stoicism, resignation, disbelief.

‎Langdon Hammer has given us the first biography of the poet James Merrill (–95), whose life is surely one of the most fascinating in American literature.

Merrill was born to high privilege and high expectations as the son of Charles Merrill, the charismatic cofounder of the brokerage firm Merril 5/5(1). James Merrill (), one of the foremost American poets of the later twentieth century, was the winner of numerous awards for his work, including two National Book Awards, the Bollingen Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the first Bobbit Prize from the Library of Congress.

Born inthe son of Charles Merrill, known as “Good-Time Charlie,” co-­founder of the Merrill Lynch brokerage house, James Merrill was raised in Southampton, Long Island, and Manhattan Author: August Kleinzahler.The Changing Light at Sandover is a page epic poem by James Merrill (–).

Sometimes described as a postmodern apocalyptic epic, the poem was published in three volumes from toand as one volume "with a new coda" by Atheneum (Charles Scribner's Sons) in (ISBN ). Already established in the s among .