- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- 436 pages
- ISBN: 9781584562641
Price: $95.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 100482
Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Merrill was one of America's most important writers for over forty years until his death in 1995. This comprehensive bibliography, covering his entire life, was prepared with the cooperation of the poet himself. All books, periodicals, recordings, translations, critical and biographical appearances are listed here. Entries are grouped in chapters according to type of work, and each entry provides full descriptive bibliographic information. A special feature of the book also reproduces the full text of previous uncollected poems and prose by Merrill.
Contents: Introduction; Books, Pamphlets, and Broadsides by James Merrill; Books and Pamphlets Containing Original Contributions or First Book Appearances of Poems, Translations or Prose by James Merrill; First Periodical and Newspaper Appearances of Poems and Prose by James Merrill; Translations of Poems and Prose by James Merrill; Interviews with James Merrill; Recordings of Prose and Poems by James Merrill; Musical Settings of Poems by James Merrill; Statements / Endorsements on Dust Jackets and Wrapper, Etc. by James Merrill; Inscriptions in Books Recorded in Book Dealers or Auction Catalogues by James Merrill; Miscellany; Dedications of Poems, Prose or Books to James Merrill; Obituaries of James Merrill; Reviews of Books by James Merrill; Critical Articles on James Merrill's Work; Index.
Jack W.C. Hagstrom, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Pathology at Columbia University, author of numerous professional articles, and co-author of Thom Gunn: A Bibliography and Dana Gioia: A Descriptive Bibliography.
Bill Morgan is a writer and archival consultant. He has authored several bibliographies including Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A Comprehensive Bibliography and The Works of Allen Ginsberg in addition to many works on the subject of the Beat Generation including I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg for Viking Press.
"A good bibliography is the writer's final monument. This work by Jack Hagstrom and Bill Morgan - spanning one of the most scintillating, prolific, and influential careers in American poetry - is a great bibliography, indispensable for both the serious scholar and the common reader of James Merrill. In its discoveries and details, it is a treasure map."
- J. D. McClatchy, Professor of English Literature, Yale University
Photograph of James Merrill by Thomas Victor.