Merwin has gathered eight essays--including a memoir of George Kirstein, publisher of "The Nation," and one of Sydney Parkinson, explorer, naturalist ...Show synopsisMerwin has gathered eight essays--including a memoir of George Kirstein, publisher of "The Nation," and one of Sydney Parkinson, explorer, naturalist and artist on Captain James Cook's "Endeavour"--that show the breadth of his imagination and sympathy.Hide synopsis
Description:New in New jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. W.S. Merwin is...New in New jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. W.S. Merwin is considered to be one of the finest living poets in English, and his achievements includes several powerful and original works in prose. This book gathers eight essays that display the breadth of his imagination and sympathy. 278 pages. New with new protective jacket.
Description:New. H.L. Hix describes Merwin as a ''moral poet'' with the...New. H.L. Hix describes Merwin as a ''moral poet'' with the theme of place running throughout his work. Hix's commentary holds true for this collection of eight essays on a variety of widely-scattered scenes from Hawaii to Mexico. The centerpiece is an 80-page narrative of a Mount Athos tour thirty years ago, in which ''an underlying vision of human interconnectedness and affinity with nature'' (again Hix) are clearly at work. Merwin's poetic genius for paying attention and offering description makes the absence of reflection and commentary superfluous.
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