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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ben Leubner James Merrill: Life and Art , by Hammer Langdon , New York : Knopf , 2015 . 944 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 For those familiar with James Merrill’s poetry, reading Langdon Hammer’s James Merrill: Life and Art for the first time is like reading it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Claudia Ingram Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m “Fission and Fusion Both Liberate Energy”: James Merrill, Jorie Graham, and the Metaphoric Imagination Claudia Ingram I n July 1947 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the doomsday clock...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 179–209.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Timothy Materer Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 HI Mirrored Lives: Elizabeth Bishop and James Merrill Timothy Materer Life and the memory of it so compressed they turned into each other —Elizabeth Bishop (Poems 177) Jam es...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Timothy Materer Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ul Confession and Autobiography in James Merrill s Early Poetry Timothy Materer You know, this guy’s got a secret, and he’s gonna keep it. —Arthur Miller to Dylan Thomas about James Merrill...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 167–191.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Luke Carson Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 James Merrill’s Manners and Elizabeth Bishop’s Dismay Luke Carson -/Alison Lurie’s impression of James Merrill on first meeting him was that he “seemed both coolly detached and awkwardly self-conscious. He appeared to have read...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Reena Sastri Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 w A Scattering of Salts: Merrill’s Temporal Innocence Reena Sastri I n A Scattering of Salts the return of innocence “with a difference” (Poems 651)1 is Merrill’s aim and his subject.This volume’s poems seek ways to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chad Bennett This article reveals the formative interplay between the queer art of gossip and poetic practice in James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover , a sprawling verse trilogy composed with the unlikely assistance of a Ouija board. The poem’s extensive gossip with the dead is often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 539–574.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Nikki Skillman Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 James Merrill’s Embodied Memory James Merrill’s Embodied Memory Nikki Skillman In his mature poem “Verse for Urania,” James Merrill addresses his infant goddaughter on the day of her baptism. The aging poet observes Urania’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 391–412.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Merrill Cole Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Backwards Ventriloquy: The Historical Uncanny in Barnes’s Nightwood Merrill Cole N ot those who had seen him last, but me who had seen him best, as if my memory of him were himself; and because you forget...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Jeff Westover Castings: Monuments and Monumentality in Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney , by Rotella Guy , Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press , 2004 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Not Marble nor the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... by Siobhan Phillips Columbia University Press, 2010. 319 pages Jeff  Westover Readers of Siobhan Phillips’s Poetics of the Everyday will find her insights about the ordinary opportunities of daily life in the poetry of Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and James Merrill...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with Questions: Mary Butts’s Sacred Interroga­ tive.” 49.3 (2003): 360-387 Burke, Kenneth. See Genter Butts, Mary. See Buchanan arson, Luke. “James Merrill’s Manners and Elizabeth Bishop’s Dismay” 50.2 (2004): 167-191 Carstens, Lisa. “Sexual Politics and Confessional Testimony in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
... treatment given to contemporaries like Merrill and Ashbery. Take the case of Harold Bloom’s “When You Consider the Radiance,” which appears near the beginning of the book. It serves as a kind of lead car, behind which many of the subsequent pieces line up. But Bloom’s essay clunks in crucial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 472–492.
Published: 01 December 2008
...” poem has proven a remarkably durable, if tautological, standard for evaluation of the import of poetic works. Even those who regard Bishop as a major poet often credit the size distinction. In the years following Bishop’s death in 1979, James Merrill described his alarm at his own gravitation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Keniston proceeds by tracking what she calls the “entanglement of the literal and figurative” (4) in the work of Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Paul Monette, D. A. Powell, Thom Gunn, James Merrill, Jorie Graham, and Susan Howe. Plath, Rich, Graham, and Howe are each given their own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... work by formalist poets of the Cold War years like Anthony Hecht and James Merrill, his interest is necessarily held by poetry designed to challenge or undermine verse (and prose and film) that speaks from within the official discourse of the cul­ tural imaginary. In this process, no poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... (Elizabeth Bishop and Randall Jarrell). The final section, “Beyond Modernism: American Poetry, 1950–2000,” goes “beyond” not just temporally but in its aesthetic and conceptual scope. The last fifteen chapters contain only three poets’ names in their titles (David Bergman’s “James Merrill and His Circles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
...?” Kant: On History. Ed. and trans. Lewis White Beck. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1963.137—54. Robbins, Bruce. Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress. New York: New York UP, 1999. Watt, Ian. Conrad in the Nineteenth Century. Berkeley: U of California P, 1979. 417 ...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... circle in the contemporary poetry scene, 259 Alexandra Socarides which, particularly in the work of James Merrill, Charles Simic, Lucie Brock-Broido, and Robert Pinsky, ushers in a return to the dialectic that the book has been describing. This is not necessarily a standard account of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... novels of the atomic era such as Vance Bour- jaily’s The Hound of Earth, about a disaffected scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project, and Judith Merril’s Shadows on the Hearth, about a suburban housewife forced to survive when an A-bomb is dropped on nearby New York City. Again, however...