By James Merrill
Following the generally celebrated Collected Poems, this moment quantity within the sequence of James Merrill's works brings us Merrill as novelist and playwright. simply as in his poems we stumble upon prose items, dramatic discussion, or even a brief play in verse, in his novels and performs we discover the rhythms of his poetry mirrored and given new form.Merrill's first novel, The Seraglio, is a bold roman à clef derived largely from his adolescence because the cosmopolitan son of Charles Merrill, certainly one of America's most famed twentieth-century financiers. Written in a hugely subtle prose that owes anything to Henry James, the ebook is a compelling portrait of the luxurious and treachery swirling round the Southampton seashore residence of an irrepressible relatives patriarch, together with his many mistresses and ex-mistresses in attendance, instructed from the perspective of his energetic yet bothered son. on the different finish of the narrative spectrum we discover The (Diblos) Notebook,...
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Prediction Yesterday, It was not there, This pointed flavor In the air. Yesterday, We gathered leaves To wear like emblems On our sleeves. But now there is A different feel: The silver sky Has rims of steel. And in the night, (I know! ) The snow will fly! The snow! The snow! Winter a r t b y S t e p h e n G a m m e l l First Snow Snow stars fall On faces and hats; They twinkle the ears And the fur of our cats. They fall and they spin In the cold, black night— Pointed and sparkling, White! White!
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