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W. S. Merwin (1927–2019)

Autor(a) de The Shadow of Sirius

87+ Works 3,608 Membros 55 Reviews 21 Favorited

About the Author

W. S. Merwin was born William Stanley Merwin in New York City on September 30, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1948 and did some graduate work there in Romance languages. He worked as a tutor and translator while writing poetry. In 1952, his first collection of mostrar mais poetry, A Mask for Janus, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He wrote numerous collections of poetry including Green with Beasts, The Moving Target, The Lice, The Compass Flower, The Rain in the Trees, The River Sound, The Moon Before Morning, and Garden Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for The Carrier of Ladders and in 2009 for The Shadow of Sirius, the National Book Award in 2005 for Migration: New and Selected Poems, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for The Vixen. He also published essays, short fiction, memoirs, and translations of Dante, Pablo Neruda, and Osip Mandelstam. Merwin's other works included Unframed Originals, The Lost Upland, The Ends of the Earth, and Summer Doorways. He also received the Bollingen Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the PEN Translation Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Tanning Prize and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. He died on March 15, 2019 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de W. S. Merwin

The Shadow of Sirius (2008) 329 cópias
The Rain in the Trees (1988) 165 cópias
The First Four Books of Poems (1975) 138 cópias
The Lice (1967) 112 cópias
The Mays of Ventadorn (2002) 99 cópias
Selected Poems (1988) 91 cópias
Travels (1992) 90 cópias
The Vixen (1996) 88 cópias
Present Company (2005) 86 cópias
Merwin: Collected Poems 1952-1993 (2013) — Autor — 82 cópias
The Moon Before Morning (2014) 77 cópias
The Miner's Pale Children (1970) 73 cópias
Garden Time (2016) 71 cópias
The Essential W.S. Merwin (2017) 66 cópias
Merwin: Collected Poems 1996-2011 (1672) — Autor — 62 cópias
Summer Doorways (2005) 62 cópias
The River Sound: Poems (1999) 56 cópias
The Book of Fables (2007) 53 cópias
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Editor — 49 cópias
The Moving Target (1963) 47 cópias
Houses and Travellers (1977) 46 cópias
The Pupil: Poems (2001) 45 cópias
The Compass Flower: Poems (1977) 45 cópias
East Window: Poems from Asia (1998) 40 cópias
Unchopping a Tree (2014) 25 cópias
Opening the Hand (1983) 21 cópias
Asian figures (1973) 19 cópias
The Drunk in the Furnace (1960) 14 cópias
Green with Beasts (1956) 14 cópias
REGIONS OF MEMORY (1986) 11 cópias
Some Spanish Ballads (1961) 9 cópias
From the Spanish Morning (1985) 9 cópias
What Is a Garden? (2016) 9 cópias
A Mask for Janus (1970) 9 cópias
Animae (1969) 7 cópias
The Dancing Bears (1954) 5 cópias
Four French plays (1985) 5 cópias
Cuatro salmos (2007) 3 cópias
Japanese Figures 3 cópias
Signs 2 cópias
Migration 1 exemplar(es)
Au miroir de la montagne (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
L'ESSENZIALE II Poesie 1 exemplar(es)
For an undersea library 1 exemplar(es)
A Sonnet by Dante 1 exemplar(es)
Robert ParkeHarrison 1 exemplar(es)
A New Right Arm (1963) 1 exemplar(es)
To Dana For Her Birthday 1 exemplar(es)
Mary (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Three Poems. (1968) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1380) — Tradutor, algumas edições7,836 cópias
Walden / Civil Disobedience (1849) — Introdução, algumas edições7,664 cópias
Purgatório (-0001) — Tradutor, algumas edições7,219 cópias
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924) — Tradutor, algumas edições3,772 cópias
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,565 cópias
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,260 cópias
Selected Poems (1999) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,217 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições915 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 753 cópias
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (1955) — Tradutor — 698 cópias
In Parenthesis (1937) — Prefácio, algumas edições622 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 458 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições443 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 416 cópias
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuinte — 389 cópias
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições384 cópias
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuinte — 363 cópias
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Contribuinte — 353 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 199 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 172 cópias
Last of the Curlews (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições170 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 170 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku & Zen (1978) — Prefácio, algumas edições159 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Selected Poems 1923-1967 (1970) — Tradutor — 116 cópias
The Satires of Persius (0034) — Tradutor, algumas edições116 cópias
Voices (1969) — Tradutor, algumas edições100 cópias
The Architect's Brother (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Sun at Midnight: Poems and Sermons (1989) — Tradutor — 38 cópias
On Entering The Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani (1996) — Tradutor, algumas edições36 cópias
Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawaii (2001) — Prefácio — 36 cópias
The Yale Younger Poets Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
A Thousand Years of Vietnamese Poetry (1968) — Tradutor, algumas edições28 cópias
The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry (2008) — Tradutor — 25 cópias
Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to Sea (2001) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Sun at Midnight: Poems and Letters (2013) — Tradutor — 20 cópias
Songs of the Women Troubadours (1995) — Prefácio — 20 cópias
Selected Poetry, 1937-1990 (Wesleyan Poetry) (1994) — Tradutor — 20 cópias
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Don't Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New (2011) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
New voices (1959) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
New World Writing - Number 12 (1957) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Antaeus No. 23, Autumn 1976 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Janáček : Jenůfa : 2021/22 [programme] (2021) — Poems — 1 exemplar(es)

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I wonder if Merwin had not had all the chance opportunities in his early life, if he would have become the man he was. His seems to be a life well-lived.
 
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ccayne | outras 2 resenhas | May 22, 2022 |
Merwin's poems have a simplicity of respect and language that echoes from the page, and I found the sequences here to be especially powerful poems that I look forward to revisiting. The shorter poems often had lovely language, but not the level of emotional impact the longer ones achieved. Merwin is a poet I'll read and re-read, though, and gladly recommend.
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whitewavedarling | Apr 7, 2022 |
Much too dependent on mythology and arbitrary author-determined symbolism for my taste. Also, would it kill you to use some punctuation? If I spend all my time trying to figure out where the commas and the semicolons go, I don't have any time to sift for meaning...or even a bit of crisp diction amid all the muddled language.
 
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slimikin | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 27, 2022 |
Merwin has an odd style that at times bores me and drives me nuts and then really fascinates and captures me. I especially like his descriptions of people and the ways they speak. So often he's elaborating on landscapes and histories and plants, but when he zeroes in on an intimate moment with another person, he's really powerful..
 
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invisiblecityzen | 1 outra resenha | Mar 13, 2022 |

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Obras
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Membros
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Avaliação
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