Skip to content

  Home > Binding > Paperback >

The Pupil: Poems
The Pupil: Poems by W. S. Merwin 0375709649 9780375709647
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary

The Pupil: Poems by W. S. Merwin

Hailed by Peter Davison in the Boston Sunday Globe as a poet who engages the underground stream of our lives at depths that only two or three living poets can match, W. S. Merwin now gives us The Pupil, a volume of astonishing range and extraordinary beauty: a major literary event. <BR>These are poems of great lyrical intensity, concerned with darkness and light, with the seasons, and with the passing of time across landscapes that are both vast and minutely imagined. They capture the spiritual anguish of our time; the bittersweet joys of vanishing wilderness; anger at our political wrong- doings; the sensuality that memory can engender. Here are remembrances of the poets youth, lyrics on the loss of loved ones, echoes <BR>from the surfaces of the natural world. Here, too, is the poets sense of a larger mystery: <BR>. . . we know<BR>from the beginning that the darkness<BR>is beyond us there is no explaining<BR>the dark it is only the light<BR>that we keep feeling a need to account for<BR>--from The Marfa Lights <BR>Passionate, rigorous, and quietly profound, The Pupil is an essential addition to the canon of contemporary American poetry--a book that finds W. S. Merwins singularly resonant voice at the height of its power.

Author: W. S. Merwin

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 112

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2002-10-15

Our Price: $12.08

ISBN: 0375709649

Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]

W. S. Merwin  Paperback

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Binding > Paperback

* Free Shipping applies to all orders shipped to the contiguous 48 United States. Variable shipping rates apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and the American Territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) as well as International orders shipped to countries other than the USA.