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W. S. Merwin (Bloom's Major Poets)


W.S. Merwin remains an active and highly influential poet. He has won a number of prizes and has served as Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Poems such as "The Drunk in the Furnace," "For the Anniversary of My Death," and "The River of Bees" are covered in this volume.



Biography of W.S. Merwin

Critical Analysis of ?The Drunk in the Furnace?

Critical Views on ?The Drunk in the Furnace?

Richard Howard on the Poem?s Chaos 

Cheri Davis on the Poem as Merwin?s Metaphorical Home

 Cary Nelson on Merwin?s Repudiation of Early Style 

Edward J. Brunner on Exclusion

 H.L. Hix Disputes the Role of Merwin?s Family in the Poem

Critical Analysis of ?For the Anniversary of My Death?

Critical Views on ?For the Anniversary of My Death?

Richard Howard on Prophetic Voice

Cheri Davis on Apocalyptic Deja-vu

Mark Christhilf on Merwin?s Idea of Life as Temporary Condition

Marjorie Perloff on Order in the Poem

Edward J. Brunner on the Poem?s Merger of Future and Past

Michael W. Thomas on Paradox in the Poem

Critical Analysis of ?The River of Bees? 

Critical Views on ?The River of Bees? 

Jarold Ramsey on Merwin?s Search for the Self?s Lost Integrity

Edward J. Brunner on the Poem as Elegy

H.L. Hix on Merwin?s Rejection of Natural Heirarchy

Critical Analysis of ?The Asians Dying? 

Critical Views on ?The Asians Dying? 

Jan B. Gordon on Ruin

L. Edwin Folsom on Implicit Imperialism

Marjorie Perloff on Strangeness and Clarity in Merwin?s Work

William H. Rueckert on Merwin?s Political Poems

Cary Nelson on the Poem?s Echoes 

Edward J. Brunner on Death as a Human Link

Critical Analysis of ?Departure?s Girl-Friend?

Critical Views on ?Departure?s Girl-Friend?

Kenneth Andersen on Merwin?s Developing Concern with Motion 

 Mark Christhilf on the Artist?s Struggle

Edward J. Brunner on the Poem as a Breakthrough

Works by W.S. Merwin 

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