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W. S. Merwin (1927–2019)

Autor(a) de The Shadow of Sirius

87+ Works 3,621 Membros 55 Críticas 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 por W. S. Merwin

The Shadow of Sirius (2008) 329 exemplares
Migration: New & Selected Poems (2005) 214 exemplares
The Rain in the Trees (1988) 165 exemplares
The First Four Books of Poems (1975) 137 exemplares
The Lice (1967) 114 exemplares
The Mays of Ventadorn (2002) 98 exemplares
Selected Poems (1988) 92 exemplares
Travels (1992) 90 exemplares
The Vixen (1996) 88 exemplares
Present Company (2005) 86 exemplares
Merwin: Collected Poems 1952-1993 (2013) — Autor — 82 exemplares
The Moon Before Morning (2014) 77 exemplares
The Miner's Pale Children (1970) 73 exemplares
The Folding Cliffs: A Narrative (1998) 71 exemplares
Garden Time (2016) 71 exemplares
Flower & Hand: Poems, 1977-1983 (1996) 70 exemplares
Unframed Originals: Recollections (1982) 68 exemplares
The Essential W.S. Merwin (2017) 67 exemplares
Summer Doorways (2005) 63 exemplares
Merwin: Collected Poems 1996-2011 (1672) — Autor — 62 exemplares
The River Sound: Poems (1999) 56 exemplares
The Carrier of Ladders: Poems (1970) 55 exemplares
The Book of Fables (2007) 53 exemplares
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Editor — 52 exemplares
The Moving Target (1963) 47 exemplares
The Ends of the Earth: Essays (2004) 46 exemplares
Houses and Travellers (1977) 46 exemplares
The Compass Flower: Poems (1977) 45 exemplares
The Pupil: Poems (2001) 45 exemplares
East Window: Poems from Asia (1998) 41 exemplares
Selected Translations 1948-2011 (2013) 35 exemplares
Unchopping a Tree (2014) 26 exemplares
Selected Translations 1948-1968 (1968) 26 exemplares
Opening the Hand (1983) 21 exemplares
Asian figures (1973) 19 exemplares
The Drunk in the Furnace (1960) 14 exemplares
Green with Beasts (1956) 14 exemplares
Selected Translations, 1968-1978 (1979) 12 exemplares
REGIONS OF MEMORY (1986) 11 exemplares
Some Spanish Ballads (1961) 9 exemplares
From the Spanish Morning (1985) 9 exemplares
What Is a Garden? (2016) 9 exemplares
A Mask for Janus (1970) 9 exemplares
Animae (1969) 7 exemplares
The Dancing Bears (1954) 5 exemplares
Four French plays (1985) 5 exemplares
Cuatro salmos (2007) 3 exemplares
Japanese Figures 3 exemplares
Signs 2 exemplares
Migration 1 exemplar
Au miroir de la montagne (2015) 1 exemplar
A Sonnet by Dante 1 exemplar
A New Right Arm (1963) 1 exemplar
Mary (1976) 1 exemplar
Three Poems. (1968) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1380) — Tradutor, algumas edições7,897 exemplares
Walden / Civil Disobedience (1849) — Introdução, algumas edições7,720 exemplares
Purgatorio (-0001) — Tradutor, algumas edições7,259 exemplares
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924) — Tradutor, algumas edições3,793 exemplares
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,580 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,267 exemplares
Selected Poems (1999) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,224 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 836 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 757 exemplares
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (1955) — Tradutor — 698 exemplares
In Parenthesis (1937) — Prefácio, algumas edições623 exemplares
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 462 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições446 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 393 exemplares
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições385 exemplares
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 365 exemplares
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Contribuidor — 355 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
Last of the Curlews (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições170 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku & Zen (1978) — Prefácio, algumas edições159 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Selected Poems 1923-1967 (1970) — Tradutor — 116 exemplares
The Satires of Persius (0034) — Tradutor, algumas edições116 exemplares
Voices (1969) — Tradutor, algumas edições101 exemplares
The Architect's Brother (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Sun at Midnight: Poems and Sermons (1989) — Tradutor — 39 exemplares
Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawaii (2001) — Prefácio — 37 exemplares
On Entering The Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani (1996) — Tradutor, algumas edições36 exemplares
The Yale Younger Poets Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
A Thousand Years of Vietnamese Poetry (1968) — Tradutor, algumas edições28 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry (2008) — Tradutor — 25 exemplares
Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to Sea (2001) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Sun at Midnight: Poems and Letters (2013) — Tradutor — 20 exemplares
Songs of the Women Troubadours (1995) — Prefácio — 20 exemplares
Selected Poetry, 1937-1990 (Wesleyan Poetry) (1994) — Tradutor — 20 exemplares
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Don't Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
New voices (1959) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Antaeus No. 21/22, Spring/Summer 1976 - Special Essay Issue (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Antaeus No. 15, Autumn 1974 - Special Translation Issue (1974) — Tradutor — 2 exemplares
New World Writing - Number 12 (1957) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Antaeus No. 23, Autumn 1976 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Janáček : Jenůfa : 2021/22 [programme] (2021) — Poems — 1 exemplar

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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 | 2 outras críticas | 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 | 3 outras críticas | 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 crítica | Mar 13, 2022 |

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Obras
87
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Membros
3,621
Popularidade
#6,992
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
55
ISBN
112
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
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