Search Results: "W.S. Merwin"


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SUMMER DOORWAYS by W.S. Merwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Masterful: a refreshing break from our tell-all world."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's stylish coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >

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THE ENDS OF THE EARTH by W.S. Merwin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2004

"Erudite, stylish, and lively, steeped in first-hand experience and a pleasure to read."
Diverse collection of essays on topics ranging from 18th-century explorers to monasteries and butterflies, all of which Merwin makes fascinating. Read full book review >

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PURGATORIO by Dante Alighieri
Released: April 2, 2000

"Arguably Merwin's most ambitious translation project to date, and the result is fresh and vibrant, as revelatory as a newly restored fresco."
This is the central volume, in terms of both its place and prominence, of the triptych of Dante's Divine Comedy. Read full book review >

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THE LOST UPLAND by W.S. Merwin
Released: March 2, 1992

Poet Merwin's long familiarity with rural southwestern France provides him with his subject here—for three slow, vagrant, and accomplished prose portraits. Read full book review >

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FEATHERING CUSTER by W.S. Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"Penn has emerged as an important presence on the Native American literary front, and this collection does a generally good job of showing why that should be so."
A mixed bag of essays by the Nez Perce writer on Native American literature, academic life, and other intellectual topics. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by W.S. Kuniczak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Illustrated with a few mannered pen drawings. (Folklore. 11-13)"
A hearty collection of Polish and Ruthenian tales recalled from Kuniczak's youth, featuring plucky peasant lads, imprisoned princesses, cruel squires, ghosts, hidden treasures, sorcerers, and plenty of demons. Read full book review >

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PASTRAMI ON RYE by Ted Merwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Less comprehensive and more impressionistic than Hasia Diner's Hungering for America (2002), but a nice, tasty nosh all the same."
A pleasing exercise in culinary and cultural history, evoking some favorite New York-centric comfort foods. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by W.S. Penn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A tender, compelling coming-of-age saga, with youthful alienation and family pride represented in a delicate, often uproarious combination."
A Bildungsroman filtered through Native American sensibilities serves as Penn's first novel as he follows his young hero from Hopiland to L.A.—all on a search for love, self, and understanding, complicated by a fragmented family beset by tragedy. Read full book review >

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ALL MY SINS ARE RELATIVES by W.S. Penn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"Insightful and elegantly written. (11 photos, not seen)"
A frighteningly perceptive look at the essential dilemmas of mixbloods, academics, and writers from an insider on all counts. Read full book review >

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MICKEY ROURKE AND THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS by W.S. Di Piero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"What a poet writes when he isn't writing poetry. Will appeal most to fellow poets and students of the form."
A poet's notebook reflections on poetry, prose, art, time, and death. Read full book review >

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SKIRTS AND SLACKS by W.S. Di Piero
Released: May 30, 2001

"Di Piero's poems cling tenaciously to the real and hold out for something more true; they scour the world to see past it."
Many of the lyrics in Di Piero's latest collection are sung from behind the wheel—"Doing seventy across the bridge" or "driving on pills and coffee." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"Call it an informercial in search of a subject."
A self-satisfied, arch tour of the weird and wacky world of Medialand. Read full book review >