Hailed by Peter Davison in the "Boston Sunday Globe" as a poet who "engages the underground stream of our lives at depths that only two or three living poets can match," W. S. Merwin now gives us The Pupil, a volume of astonishing range and extraordinary beauty: a major literary event. These are poems of great lyrical intensity, concerned with ...Read MoreHailed by Peter Davison in the "Boston Sunday Globe" as a poet who "engages the underground stream of our lives at depths that only two or three living poets can match," W. S. Merwin now gives us The Pupil, a volume of astonishing range and extraordinary beauty: a major literary event. These are poems of great lyrical intensity, concerned with darkness and light, with the seasons, and with the passing of time across landscapes that are both vast and minutely imagined. They capture the spiritual anguish of our time; the bittersweet joys of vanishing wilderness; anger at our political wrong- doings; the sensuality that memory can engender. Here are remembrances of the poet's youth, lyrics on the loss of loved ones, echoes from the surfaces of the natural world. Here, too, is the poet's sense of a larger mystery: . . . we know from the beginning that the darkness is beyond us there is no explaining the dark it is only the light that we keep feeling a need to account for --from "The Marfa Lights" Passionate, rigorous, and quietly profound, The Pupil is an essential addition to the canon of contemporary American poetry--a book that finds W. S. Merwin's singularly resonant voice at the height of its power.Read Less
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Near Fine in Very Good++ jacket. This is a very solid hardback book of Poems in Near Fine condition with a Very Good++ jacket. First Edition. The cover is bright & clean with vverty good edges. The pages are tight, bright, and unmarked, no names. The jacket, with price, is also very bright with nice edges. 91 pages.
small circle DJ Photo. VERY GOOD Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket. 5x8" VERY GOOD DJ 91pg SILVER SPINE titles on WHITE HARD COVERS. NICE, UNCLIPT(S23.00). stated "First Edition"...Author Photo inner DJ Back Flap. all nice..
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