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By W.S. Merwin | Comments: ( 673 ) | Date: ( Dec 14, 2019 )

In The Ends of the Earth, Merwin has gathered eight essays that display the breadth of his imagination and sympathy A memoir of George Kirstein, publisher of The Nation, stands alongside one of Sydney Parkinson, explorer, naturalist and artist on Captain James Cook s Endeavour A portrait of the French explorer of Hawai i, Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse, is followed bIn The Ends of the Earth, Merwin has gathered eight essays that display the breadth of his imagination and sympathy A memoir of George Kirstein, publisher of The Nation, stands alongside one of Sydney Parkinson, explorer, naturalist and artist on Captain James Cook s Endeavour A portrait of the French explorer of Hawai i, Jean Francois Galaup de La Perouse, is followed by a visit to the Neanderthal skeleton of Boffia Bonneval There are treks through the Hawaiian forests, to the Holy Mountain of Athos and to the wintering site of the monarch butterflies in Mexico We have as our guide for these journeys, Merwin poet, and naturalist.


  • Title: The Ends of the Earth
  • Author: W.S. Merwin
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  • Page: 300
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About Author:

W.S. Merwin

William Stanley Merwin New York City, September 30, 1927 is an American poet, credited with over 30 books of poetry, translation and prose During the 1960s anti war movement, Merwin s unique craft was thematically characterized by indirect, unpunctuated narration In the 1980s and 1990s, Merwin s writing influence derived from his interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology Residing in Hawaii, he writes prolifically and is dedicated to the restoration of the islands rainforests.Merwin has received many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in both 1971 and 2009 and the Tanning Prize, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings In 2010, the Library of Congress named Merwin the seventeenth United States Poet Laureate to replace the outgoing Kay Ryan 1 2



Comments The Ends of the Earth

  • William1

    Reading the essays here in random order. The ends of the earth are many and a few are described here."The Tree on One Tree Hill" provides interesting insights into the cultural imperialism implicit in the Linnaean system of species categorization. Turns out, Merwin says, that this was a way of acquiring the world, stashing it away for later delectation. Naming itself being " act of appropriation, an annexation." I'll have to think about this a little more."Snail Song" is in part about the dismal [...]


  • Grady McCallie

    Better known for his poetry and translations, W.S. Merwin is a gifted essayist, with a distinctive style. Each of the diverse pieces in this collection begins slowly, almost meandering, but somewhere in the middle I would find myself deeply engaged, enveloped in the setting and mood of the essay. It's partly a function of Merwin's fine descriptions of physical settings and the people he meets. Merwin's sentences are heavy with colors, sounds, and textures. He doesn't generalize; he lets the spec [...]


  • Jill Guccini

    I bought this a long time ago at Brookline Booksmith because 1) I liked the cover, 2) the first sentence was good, and 3) it seemed to be a book of essays about nature/travel, which I always love. Reading it, though, is similar to my recent experience with Annie Dillard - although I knew it was very well written and that this guy has won a ton of very prestigious awards, all the essays just seem way, way too drawn out and well, kind of boring. Overall, I just knew reading was supposed to be more [...]


  • Jason

    Merwin has an odd style that at times bores me and drives me nuts and then really fascinates and captures me. I especially like his descriptions of people and the ways they speak. So often he's elaborating on landscapes and histories and plants, but when he zeroes in on an intimate moment with another person, he's really powerful


  • christine

    With no travel plans to exotic locales in line this year, what better book to read than a series of travel essays by a poet? Ted Hughes gives it two thumbs up. Need I say more?


  • Laura

    fantastic! Very interesting topics, beautifully written.


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