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Present Company

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ISBN-10: 1556592337

ISBN-13: 9781556592331

Edition: N/A

Authors: W. S. Merwin

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"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 . . . each poem infuses the collection with buoyancy and light."- Booklist Now in paperback, W.S. Merwin's latest masterwork-which reviewers have described as "meditative," "playful," and "lithely beautiful"-guides readers to universal themes through worldly specifics. Akin to Pablo Neruda's Elemental Odes, every poem in Present Company …    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Poet W. S. Merwin (William Stanley Merwin) was born on September 30, 1927 in New York City. He attended Princeton University. He has authored over fifteen books of poetry and some of those titles include "The River Sound" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), which was named a New York Times notable book of the year; "The Vixen" (1996), which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; "The Carrier of Ladders" (1970), which won the Pulitzer Prize; and "A Mask for Janus" (1952), which was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Merwin won a second Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Shadow of Sirius (published in 2008). He has also published books of translation, which include Dante's…