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James Merrill • 118 Items / 21 Books, 10 Articles, 2 Reviews, 85 Poems
The Seraglio (1957)
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Published Reviews
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    Two Burdens (Review)
    The Seraglio, by James Merrill
    1. The Seraglio by James Merrill
    Commonweal, April 19, 1957, pp. 70-72
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    Forlorn Eunuch (Review)
    The Seraglio, by James Merrill
    1. The Seraglio by James Merrill
    The Saturday Review, March 16, 1957, p. 19
  3. Books
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    Content and Form (2 Reviews)
    The Bright Prison, by Penelope Mortimer
    1. The Bright Prison by Penelope Mortimer
    2. The Seraglio by James Merrill
    The New Yorker, March 30, 1957, pp. 122-126
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    Four Views of Love: New Fiction (4 Reviews)
    The Wapshot Chronicle, by John Cheever
    1. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
    2. The Seraglio by James Merrill
    3. Tall Houses in Winter by Doris Betts
    4. The Durable Fire by Howard Swiggett
    The Nation, April 13, 1957, p. 329
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    The New Books (9 Reviews)
    A Book about Words and Some Words about Books
    1. A Dictionary of American-English Usage by Margaret Nicholson
    2. Say, Darling by Richard Pike Bissell
    3. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
    4. The Seraglio by James Merrill
    5. The Strange Enchantment by Geoffrey Cotterell
    6. The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever
    7. To Make a World by Theodore Morrison
    8. The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933 by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
    9. The Vatican Story by Bernard Wall
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1957, pp. 87-95
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (10 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Town by William Faulkner
    2. One Life by Muriel Rukeyser
    3. Background with Chorus by Frank Swinnerton
    4. The Feast of Lupercal by Brian Moore
    5. The Seraglio by James Merrill
    6. The Homecoming Game by Howard Nemerov
    7. The Strange Enchantment by Geoffrey Cotterell
    8. The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque
    9. Poets in a Landscape by Gilbert Highet
    10. Men and Monuments by Janet Flanner
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1957, pp. 80-88