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James Merrill • 118 Items / 21 Books, 10 Articles, 2 Reviews, 85 Poems
The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems (1959)
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Published Reviews
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    Two Americans, A Brahmin, and the Bourgeoisie (4 Reviews)
    The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems, by James Merrill
    1. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    2. Of the Festivity by William Dickey
    3. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    4. John Betjeman's Collected Poems by Lord Birkenhead and John Betjeman
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1959, pp. 430-439
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    Poetry Chronicle (4 Reviews)
    The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, by Nikos Kazantzakis
    1. The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel by Nikos Kazantzakis
    2. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    3. The Night of the Hammer by Ned O'Gorman
    4. Selected Poems, 1928-1958 by Stanley Kunitz
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1959, pp. 320-334
  3. Books and Men
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    New Poetry (5 Reviews)
    Colonel Johnson's Ride, and Other Poems, by Robert Huff
    1. Colonel Johnson's Ride, and Other Poems by Robert Huff
    2. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    3. Union Street by Charles Causley
    4. Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments by Alastair Reid
    5. Life Studies by Robert Lowell
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1959, pp. 73-76
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    Waiting for the End (7 Reviews)
    The Gulf, and Other Poems, by Derek Walcott
    1. The Gulf, and Other Poems by Derek Walcott
    2. The Carrier of Ladders by W.S. Merwin
    3. Darker by Mark Strand
    4. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    5. The Whispering Roots, and Other Poems by C. Day Lewis
    6. Collecting Evidence by Hugh Seidman
    7. Baby Breakdown by Anne Waldman
    The New York Review of Books, May 6, 1971, pp. 27-30
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    Poetry Quarterly (16 Reviews)
    Enriched by All the Pasts
    1. A Reviewer's ABC by Conrad Aiken
    2. Complete Poems of A.E. Housman by A.E. Housman
    3. The Satires of Juvenal by Rolfe Humphries and Juvenal
    4. Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments by Alastair Reid
    5. The Night of the Hammer by Ned O'Gorman
    6. The Dark Houses by Donald Hall
    7. John Betjeman's Collected Poems by Lord Birkenhead and John Betjeman
    8. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    9. Tenants of the House: Poems 1951-1956 by Dannie Abse
    10. A Suit of Nettles by James Reaney
    11. The Wilderness by Louis Coxe
    12. The Idle Demon by R.P. Lister
    13. The Last Days of Lincoln by Mark Van Doren
    14. The Walks Near Athens by Hollis Summers
    15. Heart's Needle by W.D. Snodgrass
    16. How Does a Poem Mean? by John Ciardi
    The Saturday Review, May 23, 1959, p. 21
  6. Reviews
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    October Thoughts (19 Reviews)
    A Further Collection of Chinese Lyrics, and Other Poems, by Alan Ayling and Duncan Mack...
    1. A Further Collection of Chinese Lyrics, and Other Poems by Alan Ayling and Duncan Mackintosh
    2. Fire Gardens by Ivan V. Lalic
    3. New Poetry of Mexico by Mark Strand
    4. Postwar Polish Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz
    5. The Twelve, and Other Poems by Aleksandr Blok
    6. Horst Bienek: Poems by Horst Bienek
    7. The Dolphin with the Revolver in Its Teeth by George Hitchcock
    8. Iconographs by May Swenson
    9. Darker by Mark Strand
    10. Green Business by John N. Morris
    11. The Man with the Black Mouth by R.G. Vliet
    12. Skin Diving in the Virgins, and Other Poems by John Malcolm Brinnin
    13. Fifty Poems Fifty by Reed Whittemore
    14. New Poems by John Holloway
    15. A Chosen Light by John Montague
    16. The Carrier of Ladders by W.S. Merwin
    17. The Miner's Pale Children by W.S. Merwin
    18. The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, and Other Poems by James Merrill
    19. Transparence of the World by Jean Follain
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1970, pp. 733-746