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9781556594991 | Copper Canyon Pr, September 13, 2016, cover price $24.00

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Product Description: In this haunting, elegantly written memoir, W. S. Merwin recalls in utterly unsentimental prose his youth, growing up in a repressed Presbyterian household in the small river towns of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The complex portrait that emerges of a family without language or history, transforms the story of their isolated lives into the development of a writer’s conscience and a warning about the fate of a middle class eager to obliterate origins...read more

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9781619027756 | Counterpoint, August 9, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In this haunting, elegantly written memoir, W.
9781593760342 | Reprint edition (Counterpoint, January 30, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The celebrated poet recalls growing up in a repressive family in the small river towns of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and offers a portrait of a middle-class life without the language to express itself, while also offering insights into the author's evolution as a writer.

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Product Description: W. S. Merwin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest living poets in English. Less well known is the power and range of his work in prose. For his first new prose collection in more than ten years, The Ends of the Earth, Merwin has gathered eight essays that show the breadth of his imagination and sympathy...read more

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9781593760304, titled "Ends of the Earth: Essays" | Counterpoint, April 1, 2004, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Essays on nature and the environment take readers exploring in Hawaii, survey a famous Neanderthal skeleton, and dance with butterflies in the mountains of Mexico.

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9781619027480 | Counterpoint, August 9, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: W.
9781593760687 | Counterpoint, July 31, 2005, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Collecting the prose of one of the nation's greatest living poets, this selection of eight essays includes a memoir of Nation publisher George Kirstein, a portrait of Jean-François de Galaup, the French explorer of Hawaii, and much more.

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Product Description: America today is a mobile society. Many of us travel abroad, and few of us live in the towns or cities where we were born. It wasn't always so. “Travel from America to Europe became a commonplace, an ordinary commodity, some time ago, but when I first went such departure was still surrounded with an atmosphere of adventure and improvisation, and my youth and inexperience and my all but complete lack of money heightened that vertiginous sensation,” writes W...read more

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9781619027473 | Counterpoint, August 9, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: America today is a mobile society.

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Product Description: In The Lost Upland, W. S. Merwin vividly conveys his intimate knowledge of the people and the countryside in this ancient part of France (home of the Lascaux caves). In three narratives of small-town life, Merwin shows with matchless poetic and narrative power how the past is still palpably present...read more

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9781619027749 | Counterpoint, August 9, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In The Lost Upland, W.

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Product Description: “Merwin’s masterfully refined, meditative poems stem from his dwelling mindfully in one beloved place and handling words as though they are seeds, flowers, stones, and water… Merwin has attained a transcendent and transformative elevation of beaming perception, exquisite balance, and clarifying beauty...read more

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9781556594533 | Copper Canyon Pr, March 18, 2014, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: “Merwin’s masterfully refined, meditative poems stem from his dwelling mindfully in one beloved place and handling words as though they are seeds, flowers, stones, and water… Merwin has attained a transcendent and transformative elevation of beaming perception, exquisite balance, and clarifying beauty.

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9780314012388, titled "Understanding American Government" | West Group, July 1, 1993, cover price $47.95 | also contains The Moon Before Morning, Understanding American Government | About this edition: This brief version of Welch et al.

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Product Description: The Moon Before Morning

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9781556594540 | Copper Canyon Pr, December 1, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The Moon Before Morning
9780314012388, titled "Understanding American Government" | West Group, July 1, 1993, cover price $47.95 | also contains The Moon Before Morning, Understanding American Government | About this edition: This brief version of Welch et al.

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Product Description: There’s no mystery to chopping down a tree. But how do you put back together a tree that’s been felled? Mystical instructions are required, and that’s what W. S. Merwin provides in his prose piece “Unchopping a Tree,” appearing for the first time in a self-contained volume...read more
By W. S. Merwin and Liz Ward (illustrator)

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9781595341877 | Trinity Univ Pr, February 25, 2014, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: There’s no mystery to chopping down a tree.

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By Yosa Buson, Takako Lento (trans) and W. S. Merwin (trans)

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9781556594267 | Copper Canyon Pr, June 25, 2013, cover price $20.00

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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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Product Description: In The Shadow of Sirius, William S. Merwin lightens the syntax and extends his perspective to stop in vital moments, those where intensity and length join together to reveal the enduring poem. In Merwin’s poetry transcendence is something that happens now, and the poem is the right path to reach that momentum...read more

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9788415168560 | Independent Pub Group, May 1, 2013, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: In The Shadow of Sirius, William S.

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

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"Mr. Merwin is an undisputed master."—The New York Times “This collection of W. S. Merwin’s translations is a deeply worthy book, beautifully produced, and meant to last as a physical object and cultural offering… What a fabulous book of poetry.”— World Literature Today “Selected Translations is amazing in scope, mastery, themes, artistry, imagination: a testimony to a life time of consequential work.”— Three Percent"Were Merwin not one of America’s most admired poets (his honors include two Pulitzers and a term as U.S. Poet Laureate) he would still be as famous as translators get."— Publishers Weekly, starred review"Merwin writes that the act of translation is 'plainly impossible and nevertheless indispensable.' We can be grateful that he feels compelled to master the impossible. . . . And that gift alone is priceless."— The Wichita Eagle"An absorbing experience that resonates with a multitude of cultural viewpoints and traditions, spanning centuries of human history. An astonishing tour de force of profound yet essentially timeless poetry."— Midwest Book ReviewSelected Translations is the lifework from one of America's greatest poets and translators. Dedicated to the art of translation since his undergraduate years at Princeton, Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin achieved an unmatched oeuvre of translated poems from every corner of the earth, from dozens of languages. This massive achievement is an essential volume for every library, public and private.From "In Praise of Darkness":Translated from the Spanish of Jorge Luis BorgesOld age (as others refer to it)can be the season of our good fortune.The animal has died, all but the dying.What remains is the man and his spirit.I live among vague luminous shapesthat have not yet become darkness . . .W.S. Merwin was US Poet Laureate from 2010–2011. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry twice, most recently for The Shadow of Sirius (Copper Canyon Press, 2009), and the National Book Award for Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2005). Author and translator of over fifty books, Merwin lives in Hawaii and France.

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9781556594090 | 1 edition (Copper Canyon Pr, April 2, 2013), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: "Mr.

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9781556594373, titled "Selected Translations: 1948-2011" | Reprint edition (Copper Canyon Pr, July 28, 2015), cover price $22.00

Poems by the fourteenth century Zen Master deal with nature, wandering, wealth and poverty, solitude, friendship, and mortality
By W. S. Merwin (trans) and Soiku Shigematsu (trans)

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9780865473812 | North Point Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Poems by the fourteenth century Zen Master deal with nature, wandering, wealth and poverty, solitude, friendship, and mortality

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9781582438030 | Counterpoint, December 4, 2013, cover price $15.95
9780865473829 | North Point Pr, November 1, 1989, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Poems by the fourteenth century Zen Master deal with nature, wandering, wealth and poverty, solitude, friendship, and mortality

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By William Howarth (other contributor), W. S. Merwin (introduced by) and Henry David Thoreau

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9780451532169 | Reissue edition (Signet Classic, July 3, 2012), cover price $5.95

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Product Description: With Lament for the Makers W. S. Merwin honors the lives and work of twenty-three poets of our time. Each of them has been important to him, and all of them died during his life as a poet.Following the title poem, Merwin presents works by Dylan Thomas, Wallace Stevens, Edwin Muir, Sylvia Plath, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Theodore Roethke, Louis MacNeice, T...read more
By W. S. Merwin (compiler)

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9781887178518 | Counterpoint, November 1, 1996, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Collects works of twenty-three poets that were important to W.

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9781582437323 | Counterpoint, November 1, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With Lament for the Makers W.

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Product Description: William Stanley Merwin has won the Pulitzer Prize for The Carrier of Ladders, and for The Shadow of Sirius. In addition to his brilliant trajectory as a poet, he has translated many classic works of world literature such as The Poem of the Cid, The Song of Roland, and Lazarillo de Tormes...read more

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9788493584207 | Vaso Roto Ediciones, April 1, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: William Stanley Merwin has won the Pulitzer Prize for The Carrier of Ladders, and for The Shadow of Sirius.

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Product Description: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryFeatured on NPR's "Fresh Air" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS.Honored as one of the "Best Books of the Year" from Publishers Weekly."A collection of luminous, often tender poems that focus on the profound power of memory...read more

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9781556592843 | Copper Canyon Pr, September 1, 2008, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for PoetryFeatured on NPR's "Fresh Air" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS.

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9781556593109 | Reprint edition (Copper Canyon Pr, October 1, 2009), cover price $16.00 | also contains Shadow of Sirius | About this edition: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryFeatured on NPR's "Fresh Air" and "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS.

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Product Description: When W.S. Merwin was a young poet, Ezra Pound advised him to “read the seeds of poetry, not the twigs.” As the ballads of Spain are among those essential seeds, Merwin set out to select and translate a collection of them into English...read more
By W. S. Merwin (trans)

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9781556592782 | Copper Canyon Pr, July 1, 2008, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: When W.

Product Description: A splendid new translation of the classic Arthurian tale of enchantment, adventure, and romance, presented alongside the original Middle English text.It is the height of Christmas and New Year’s revelry when an enormous knight with brilliant green clothes and skin descends upon King Arthur’s court...read more
By W. S. Merwin (editor)

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9780375709920 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 1, 2004), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The Green Knight, a mysterious and powerful creature, offers a fateful and deadly challenge that tests the honor and courage of Gawain, King Arthur's youngest knight.

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9781435290129 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 29, 2008), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A splendid new translation of the classic Arthurian tale of enchantment, adventure, and romance, presented alongside the original Middle English text.

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9781556592188 | Copper Canyon Pr, April 30, 2005, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of the author's best poems along with new works.

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9781556592614, titled "Migration: New & Selected Poems" | Copper Canyon Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Ships direct from Amazon

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Product Description: “Metaphors, puns, surrealist visions, converted into sharp, disturbing little narratives . . . only a poet, and a good one, could have written it.”—The Atlantic MonthlyW.S. Merwin’s acclaimed short prose—many of which first appeared in The New Yorker—blur the distinction between fiction, poetry, essay, and memoir...read more

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9781556592560 | Copper Canyon Pr, July 1, 2007, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: “Metaphors, puns, surrealist visions, converted into sharp, disturbing little narratives .

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Product Description: “One of America’s greatest living poets.”—The Washington Post Book World“Merwin keeps his language simple but his perceptions complex. Classical in their lines of inquiry and restraint yet vital in their attunement to the here and now, these personal odes and musings on daily existence and the cycles of life are, by turns, bemused and exalted ...read more

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9781556592270 | Copper Canyon Pr, September 30, 2005, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: “The intentions of Merwin’s poetry are as broad as the biosphere yet as intimate as a whisper.

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9781556592331 | Copper Canyon Pr, June 1, 2007, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “One of America’s greatest living poets.

The author of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for The Carrier of Ladders traces a pivotal year in his life spent in post-World War II Europe, during which he struggled with poverty, utilized creative travel methods, and witnessed the passing of a way of life.

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9781593760724 | Counterpoint, September 9, 2005, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The author of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for The Carrier of Ladders traces a pivotal year in his life spent in post-World War II Europe, during which he struggled with poverty, utilized creative travel methods, and witnessed the passing of a way of life.

Paperback:

9781593761189 | Counterpoint, August 10, 2006, cover price $15.00

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