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By J. D. McClatchy (contributor)

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9780847848744 | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, September 27, 2016, cover price $65.00

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At last, a definitive selection of the elegant work by a poet at the forefront of American poetry for more than three decades. With his first several books, J. D. McClatchy established himself as a poet of urbanity, intellect, and prismatic emotion, in the tradition of James Merrill, W. H. Auden, and Elizabeth Bishop––one who balances an exploration of the underworld of desire with a mastery of poetic form, and whose artistry reveals the riches and ruins of our “plundered hearts.” Now, opening with exquisite new poems––including the stunning “My Hand Collection,” a catalogue of art objects that steals up on the complexity of human touch, and a witty and profound poem entitled “My Robotic Prostatectomy”––this selection is a glorious full tour of McClatchy’s career. It includes excerpts from the powerful book-length sequence Ten Commandments (1998) and his more recent works Hazmat (2002) and Mercury Dressing (2009)—books that explored the body’s melodrama, as well as the heart’s treacheries, grievances, and boundless capacities. All of his poems present a sumptuous weave of impassioned thought and clear-sighted feeling. He has been rightly hailed as a poet of “ferocious alertness,” one who elicits (says The New Leader) “the kind of wonder and joy we experience when the curtain comes down on a dazzling performance.”

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9780385351515 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 25, 2014, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: At last, a definitive selection of the elegant work by a poet at the forefront of American poetry for more than three decades.

Paperback:

9780804168755 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 2, 2016), cover price $19.95

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By J. D. McClatchy (contributor) and Ned Rorem (composer)

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9781480370241 | Boosey & Hawkes, March 1, 2014, cover price $65.00

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Product Description: Here is the second volume in a definitive, career-spanning two-volume edition of the poems of the former U.S. Poet Laureate, which is also available as a deluxe boxed set, The Collected Poems of W. S. Merwin (described below).Oracular and elegant, W...read more

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9781598532098, titled "W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011: Collected Poems, 1953-1993" | Library of America, May 16, 2013, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Here is the second volume in a definitive, career-spanning two-volume edition of the poems of the former U.

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9781598532074 | Slp edition (Library of America, May 16, 2013), cover price $75.00

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Since the publication of Hazmat, a book about the life of the body—short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize—J. D. McClatchy’s poetry has increasingly taken up the life of the soul. Now in verse as quicksilver as it is authoritative, he returns to themes he has touched on before, but from a new or unusual perspective—focusing on the frame rather than the picture, the tear rather than the sorrow.The title poem captures the nervous energy and aloneness surrounding the figure of Mercury, while the stunning long poem “Sorrow in 1944” tells the tale of the grown child of Madame Butterfly. McClatchy’s impulse is to tell the story after the story, the minor opera in the shadows of a great one that nonetheless tells its own tale of the heart, bearing its own measure of tragedy and hope.With its emotional range, maturity, and formal elegance, Mercury Dressing is the finest work to date from one of our most significant poets.Mercury DressingTo steal a glance and, anxious, seeHim slipping into transparency—The feathered helmet already in place,Its shadow fallen across his face(His hooded sex its counterpart)—Unsteadies the routines of the heart.If I reach out and touch his wing,What harm, what help might he then bring?But suddenly he disappears,As so much else has down the years . . .Until I feel him deep insideThe emptiness, preoccupied.His nerve electrifies the air.His message is his being there.

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9780307270658 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 10, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Since the publication of Hazmat, a book about the life of the body—short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize—J.

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9780375711787 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 17, 2011), cover price $18.00

Miscellaneous:

9780307596765 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 17, 2011, cover price $16.00

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By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

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9780375711985 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 22, 2011, cover price $21.00

Miscellaneous:

9780307598974 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 22, 2011, cover price $17.95

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By Emily Fragos (editor) and J. D. McClatchy (editor)

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9780307700865 | Box edition (Everymans Library, December 21, 2010), cover price $53.00

Hugo von Hofmannsthal is one of the modern era's most important writers, but his fame as Richard Strauss's pioneering collaborator on such operas as Der Rosenkavalier and Die Frau ohne Schatten has obscured his other remarkable writings: his precocious lyric poetry, inventive short fiction, keen essays, and visionary plays. The Whole Difference, which includes new translations as well as classic ones long out of print, is a fresh introduction to the enormous range of this extraordinary artist, and the most comprehensive collection of Hofmannsthal's writings in English. Selected and edited by the poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy, this collection includes early lyric poems; short prose works, including "The Tale of Night Six Hundred and Seventy-Two," "A Tale of the Cavalry," and the famous "Letter of Lord Chandos"; two full-length plays, The Difficult Man and The Tower; as well as the first act of The Cavalier of the Rose. From the glittering salons of imperial Vienna to the bloodied ruins of Europe after the Great War, the landscape of Hofmannsthal's world stretches across the extremes of experience. This collection reflects those extremes, including both the sparkling social comedy of "the difficult man" Hans Karl, so sensitive that he cannot choose between the two women he loves, and the haunting fictional letter to Francis Bacon in which Lord Chandos explains why he can no longer write. Complete with an introduction by McClatchy, this collection reveals an artist whose unusual subtlety and depth will enthrall readers.
By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

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9780691129099 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 6, 2008, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: Hugo von Hofmannsthal is one of the modern era's most important writers, but his fame as Richard Strauss's pioneering collaborator on such operas as Der Rosenkavalier and Die Frau ohne Schatten has obscured his other remarkable writings: his precocious lyric poetry, inventive short fiction, keen essays, and visionary plays.

Miscellaneous:

9781400829798 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 2009, cover price $35.00

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Product Description: For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four seasons are brimming with an extraordinary range of observation and imagery...read more
By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

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9780307268341 | Everymans Library, June 3, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four seasons are brimming with an extraordinary range of observation and imagery.

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A volume of approximately three dozen plays includes The Alcestiad, Our Town, and a previously unpublished Alfred Hitchcock screenplay, Shadow of a Doubt, in a collection that also restores to print a key selection of Wilder's theatrical essays.

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9781598530032 | Library of America, March 1, 2007, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A volume of approximately three dozen plays includes 'The Alcestiad,' 'Our Town,' and a previously unpublished Alfred Hitchcock screenplay, 'Shadow of a Doubt,' in a collection that also restores to print a key selection of Wilder's theatrical essays.

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Product Description: There were more than 360 entries for this year's Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and it took Waywiser Press's screening panel three months of careful reading, deliberation, and discussion to narrow the field, first to twenty semi-finalists, and then to ten finalists...read more
By Morri Creech and J. D. McClatchy (foreword by)

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9781904130239 | Waywiser Pr, October 1, 2006, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: There were more than 360 entries for this year's Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and it took Waywiser Press's screening panel three months of careful reading, deliberation, and discussion to narrow the field, first to twenty semi-finalists, and then to ten finalists.

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A series of mystical poems explores the author's experiences communicating through a Ouija board with a spirit named Ephraim who guides the poet through a series of conversations with W. H. Auden, W. B. Yeats, Plato, and others.
By J. D. McClatchy (editor), James Merrill and Stephen Yenser (editor)

Hardcover:

9780307263216 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 14, 2006, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Presents the epic poem relating the interaction of the author and his partner with spirits through a Ouija board, which includes the smaller works 'The Book of Ephraim,' 'Mirabell's Books of Number,' 'Scripts for the Pageant,' and 'Coda: the Higher Keys', along with the author's stage adaptation of the poem.

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An authoritative anthology of Civil War poetry and songs includes pieces by such writers as Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and John Greenleaf Whittier, in a collection that reflects on such topics as the rise and fall of the Confederacy, the fight against slavery, and the assassination of Lincoln.
By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

Hardcover:

9781931082761 | Library of America, April 7, 2005, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Collects poems inspired by the Civil War, including works by William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman.

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Product Description: They have inspired poets and challenged translators through the centuries. The odes of Horace are the cornerstone of lyric poetry in the Western world. Their subtlety of tone and brilliance of technique have often proved elusive, especially when--as has usually been the case--a single translator ventures to maneuver through Horace's infinite variety...read more
By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

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9780691049199 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 26, 2002, cover price $47.50 | About this edition: They have inspired poets and challenged translators through the centuries.

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9780691119816, titled "Horace, The Odes: New Translations By Contemporary Poets" | Princeton Univ Pr, February 22, 2005, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: They have inspired poets and challenged translators through the centuries.

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Presents an audio collection of great love poems, accompanied by a book with the text of the poems.
By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

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9781565119079 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, January 13, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Presents an audio collection of great love poems, accompanied by a book with the text of the poems.

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Presents an audio collection of poems on the subject of marriage, accompanied by a book with the text of the poems.
By J. D. McClatchy (editor)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781565119147 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, January 13, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Presents an audio collection of poems on the subject of marriage, accompanied by a book with the text of the poems.

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A collection of photographic and literary portraits of the homes of some of America's top writers includes coverage of such figures as Ernest Hemingway, Frederick Douglass, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, and Robert Frost; in a volume complemented by discussions of how their living environments reflected their creative processes and inner lives.

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9781931082754 | Library of America, October 21, 2004, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Collects modern and period photographs and literary portraits of the homes of such writers as Frederick Douglass, Eudora Welty, and Robert Frost; and discusses how their living space reflected their personalities and influenced their writings.

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A definitive compilation of prose works by the distinguished author and poet features essays, interviews, and intimate reminiscences, covering such topics as fellow authors Truman Capote, M. F. K. Fisher, Dante, and Cavafy, as well as reflections on the people and places of Greece, his coming of age as a gay man, his travels in Europe, and his family legacy.

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9780375411366 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 2004, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A compilation of prose works by the distinguished author and poet features essays, interviews, and intimate reminiscences, covering such topics as fellow authors Truman Capote, M.

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