The Changing Light at Sandover [James Merrill, J. D. McClatchy, Stephen Yenser ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A welcome return to. Editorial Reviews. Review. “An astonishing performance As near to [a masterpiece] as The Changing Light at Sandover by [Merrill, James]. 26 Apr There is nothing else in American poetry like the late James Merrill’s multiple- prize-winning The Changing Light at Sandover, a page epic.

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Merrill, though, is the name-dropper par excellence, with a multitude of figures, real and mythological, dead and alive, dropping in and out to te obiter dicta or engage in casual chat. Mar 29, James Sager added it.

I wrote my thesis on this book, so I know it well. Since I put in the sweat, it is now a treasure-box I can open at any time.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I slammed into a wall in the middle of this, and kind of gave up on it. Lught I think what really boated my float is the role of the artist in all this. I’ll end with an illustration. The poetry and storytelling are so overwhelmingly confident that, once you have assimilated the scattered references, it is easy to get carried away.


Toklas, Richard Wagner, W. Yeats, Plato, a brilliant peacock named Mirabell, and other old friends who had passed to the other side. Merrill can be disarmingly simple or brilliantly complex.


The Changing Light at Sandover. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Read more Read less. Not Enabled Word Wise: The most gorgeous words and phrases are imbedded into a piece that is basically domestic in nature.

This was spectacularly disappointing. Currently reading this extraordinary epic. Large questions of free will, sandvoer after death and the nature of love are tackled with wit and sincerity.

If you’re not convinced he’s a great poet, this work will change your mind. Collected Novels and Plays. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Please try again later. You want from me Science at last, instead of tapestry– Then tell round what brass tacks the old silk frays. Exploring a world of bewildering emotions, poetry conjured from fairytales, the Garden of Eden, moths, mice, roosters, apples, the moon and the sun. A dramatis personae halfway through the book starts with God Changiing, the Four Archangels, and the Nine Muses, assigns solo roles to figures as diverse as Akhnaton, Montezuma, Nefertiti, and W.

Merrill happened to be a formalist poet in an age when formalism had waned but his gifts are particularly well-suited to the materials presented by his contacts on “the other side”. James Merrill is one of the best poets of the late 20th century.


Toklas, Richard Wagner, W. National Book Critics Circle.

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I recommend this one! Poems About You and Me. This was a great edition of the text, and I’m thoroughly enjoying reading it! Yeats, Plato, a brilliant peacock named Mirabell, and other old friends who had passed to the other side.

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I reviewed the Walcott recently, and liked it immensely, but this one by Merrill had me first intrigued, then baffled, then alienated. December 31, Sold by: Even the divine feminine principle might not be divulging her interests with candor.

I can’t possibly illustrate everything, so let’s settle for a compromise chosen almost at random, a single stanza in MIRABELL that combines both the spirit voice and the conversation of the two companions David Jackson is about to have a long-postponed operation: This long poem is by James Merrill.

Click here Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Aug 26, RB rated it it was amazing. Books by James Merrill. Where will I — This operation — does he mean I’ll die?