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"The Changing Light at Sandover" is a 560-page epic poem by James Merrill. Sometimes described as a postmodern apocalyptic epic, the poem was published in three volumes from 1976 to 1980, and as one volume "with a new coda" by Atheneum in 1982. Already established in the 1970s among the finest lyric poets of his …

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The publication of James Merrill's Collected Poems is a landmark in the history of modern American literature. His First Poems—its sophistication and virtuosity were recognized at once—appeared half a century ago. Over the next five decades, Merrill's range broadened and his voice took on its characteristic richness. …

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Selected Poems 1946-1985 is a book written by James Merrill.

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Divine Comedies is the seventh book of poetry by James Merrill. Published in 1976, the volume includes "Lost in Translation" and all of The Book of Ephraim. The Book of Ephraim is the first of three books which make up The Changing Light at Sandover. Although Merrill had written years before, in "Voices from the Other …