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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: 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: Conversations with W. S. Merwin is the first collection of interviews with former United States Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin (b. 1927). Spanning almost six decades of conversations, the collection touches on such topics as Merwin’s early influences (Robert Graves and Ezra Pound), his location within the twin poles of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau, his extraordinary work as a translator, as well as his decades-long interest in environmental conservation...read more
By Hal Crimmel (editor)

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9781628462227 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, May 21, 2015, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Conversations with W.

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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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"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

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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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9781556593109, titled "The Shadow of Sirius" | Reprint edition (Copper Canyon Pr, October 1, 2009), cover price $16.00 | also contains The 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: 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.

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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The poet explores the people and landscape of southwestern France, chronicling the complexities and contradictions of French peasants from the ground-up perspective of gardening. Reprint.

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9780679405269 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 1, 1992, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A collection of stories pays tribute to the ancient land of the Lascaux caves in southwestern France, where aristocrats, shepherds, wine merchants, and innkeepers lead anachronistic lives

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9781593760335 | Reprint edition (Counterpoint, January 30, 2005), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The poet explores the people and landscape of southwestern France, chronicling the complexities and contradictions of French peasants from the ground-up perspective of gardening.

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Now in paperback, a startling new collection of poems by the celebrated poet evokes lost youth, memory, and the beauty of the natural world. Reprint.

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9780375412769 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 2001), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A new collection of poems by celebrated poet evokes lost youth, memory, and the beauty of the natural world.

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9780375709647 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 2002), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Now in paperback, a startling new collection of poems by the celebrated poet evokes lost youth, memory, and the beauty of the natural world.

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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.
By W. S. Merwin (editor)

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9780375414763 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 2002), cover price $22.00 | 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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A collection of essays by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet traces the origins of the twelfth-century Provental troubadors, from the work of Bernart de Ventadorn, to the ruins of the chGteau of Ventador, to the careworn farmhouse belonging to the author himself.

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9780792265382 | Natl Geographic Society, June 1, 2002, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: A collection of essays by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet traces the origins of the twelfth-century Provental troubadors, from the work of Bernart de Ventadorn, to the ruins of the chGteau of Ventador, to the careworn farmhouse belonging to the author himself.

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A poet known for his lyrics adds three long narrative poems to his collection--'Lament for the Makers,' a tribute to fellow poets; 'Testimony,' an autobiographical work; and 'Suite in the Key of Forgetting,' about memories and memory. Reprint.

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9780375404863 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 1999), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A poet known for his lyrics adds three long narrative poems to his collection--'Lament for the Makers,' a tribute to fellow poets; 'Testimony,' an autobiographical work; and 'Suite in the Key of Forgetting,' about memories and memory

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9780375704352 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 1, 2000), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A poet known for his lyrics adds three long narrative poems to his collection--'Lament for the Makers,' a tribute to fellow poets; 'Testimony,' an autobiographical work; and 'Suite in the Key of Forgetting,' about memories and memory.

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The Pulitzer and Bollingen Prizewinning poet offers a history in verse of nineteenthcentury Hawaii, following the struggles of one small family, possible victims of leprosy, to remain independent. Reprint.

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9780375401480, titled "Folding Cliffs: A Narrative" | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 1998), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The poet offers a history in verse of nineteenth-century Hawaii, following the struggles of one small family, possible victims of leprosy, to remain independent

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9780375701511 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 2000), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The poet offers a history in verse of nineteenth-century Hawaii, following the struggles of one small family, possible victims of leprosy, to remain independent

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Product Description: This book examines the poetry of the contemporary American writer W. S. Merwin with respect to the natural world. This ecocritical study of his poetry since 1963 looks at his search for a balanced relationship between humankind and nature, his sense that modern humans have lost many of their early ties to nature, and his warnings about the apocalyptic situation now evident for the planet...read more

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9781611471748 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This book examines the poetry of the contemporary American writer W.
9780838637999 | Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $29.50

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9781570031540 | Univ of South Carolina Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $39.95

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A one-volume compendium by one of the premier poets of the twentieth century and a winner of the Dorothea Tanning Prize includes The Compass Flower, Feathers from the Hill, and Opening the Hand. Original. IP. (view table of contents)

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9781556591198 | Copper Canyon Pr, May 1, 1997, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A one-volume compendium by one of the premier poets of the twentieth century and a winner of the Dorothea Tanning Prize includes The Compass Flower, Feathers from the Hill, and Opening the Hand.

A collection of poetry offering a portrait of the people and landscape of a little-known region of southwestern France

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9780679444770 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 1996, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A collection of poetry offering a portrait of the people and landscape of a little-known region of southwestern France

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9780679766018 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, April 1, 1997, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A collection of poetry offering a portrait of the people and landscape of a little-known region of southwestern France

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Poems deal with poets, naturalists, expatriates, the past, nature, survival, hope, and the seasons

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9780679752776 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, July 1, 1994), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Poems deal with poets, naturalists, expatriates, the past, nature, survival, hope, and the seasons

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Brief essays offer a surreal view of memory, sight, dreams, and daily life

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9780805028720 | Owlet, March 1, 1994, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Brief essays offer a surreal view of memory, sight, dreams, and daily life

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