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Travels

Travels( )
Author: Merwin, W. S.
ISBN:978-0-679-75277-6
Publication Date:Jun 1994
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

"In Travels, one of the most beautiful and moving collections of poetry of his career, W. S. Merwin displays his narrative gifts to provide us with a book of deep historical resonance and luminous poetic grace...With each new book we have been reminded why, for forty years, he has remained a pivotal figure in the literary life of this country...[he] continues to earn his place as one of our most influential and compelling contemporary poets." --David St. John, Los...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.08 x 9.17 x 0.53 Inches
Book Weight:0.558 Pounds
Author Biography
Merwin, W. S. (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 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.

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