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River Sound - W.S. Merwin


Published: 15th August 2000
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A strikingly beautiful book of poems from one of our finest poets, exhibiting his artistry in the style he has made his own. To his lyrics Merwin adds three long narrative poems: "Lament for the Makers" is his tribute to fellow poets who are gone and who had his admiration, from Dylan Thomas to James Merrill; "Testimony" is a tour de force, an autobiographical poem in the manner of Francois Villon; "Suite in the Key of Forgetting" is a remarkable poem about memory and memories. All in all, a masterly work by a major poet.

Ceremony after an Amputationp. 3
The Strangerp. 5
The Gardens of Versaillesp. 8
Chorusp. 9
What is a Gardenp. 10
A Night Fragrancep. 11
Night Turnp. 12
Before a Departure in Springp. 13
Rememberingp. 14
Another Riverp. 15
Echoing Lightp. 16
Returns after Darkp. 17
227 Waverly Placep. 18
Sixth Floor Walk-upp. 19
Legendp. 20
Clear Waterp. 21
Harm's Wayp. 22
Whoever you arep. 23
The Causewayp. 24
The Chinese Mountain Foxp. 25
The Old Yearp. 29
Lament for the Makersp. 33
Suite in the Key of Forgettingp. 40
Testimonyp. 50
Inaugurationp. 111
A Claimp. 112
That Musicp. 113
The Wrenp. 114
Syllablesp. 115
Wanting to Seep. 116
Oriolesp. 117
Jeanne Duvalp. 118
Sheep Passingp. 120
Moissacp. 121
Seed Timep. 122
Framep. 123
Shore Birdsp. 124
Waves in Augustp. 125
Travelling West at Nightp. 126
This Timep. 127
The Notesp. 128
Left Handp. 129
Late Glimpsep. 130
Accompanimentp. 131
Field Notep. 132
The Stringp. 133
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ISBN: 9780375704352
ISBN-10: 0375704353
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15th August 2000
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1