James Merrill Summary

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Biographies (3)

7,903 words, approx. 27 pages
James Merrill's poetic career has moved steadily from accomplishment to vision; it is no extravagance to predict that his "sacred" books, when completed, will be regarded as a major poetic statement. ... Read more
8,495 words, approx. 29 pages
With the completion of The Changing Light at Sandover (1982), which presents the revised "sacred books" of his philosophical verse trilogy with the addition of a coda, James Merrill earned his place a... Read more
4,246 words, approx. 15 pages
A lyrical and mystical poet often compared to W. H. Auden and William Butler Yeats, James Merrill (1926-1995) is best known for his series of poems inspired by the automatic writing and messages of sp... Read more