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  2. James Merrill - Wikipedia

    Charles E. Merrill, Jr. (brother) Peter Magowan (nephew) James Ingram Merrill (March 3, 1926 – February 6, 1995) was an American poet. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1977 for Divine Comedies. His poetry falls into two distinct bodies of work: the polished and formalist lyric poetry of his early career, and the epic narrative ...

  3. James Merrill | Poetry Foundation

    James Merrill died of a heart attack in February of 1995 while vacationing in Tucson, Arizona. He continued to write poetry and prose until his death, often treating, in subtle ways, the AIDS epidemic that ravaged his friend group, and to which he himself succumbed.

  4. James Merrill | American poet | Britannica

    James Merrill, in full James Ingram Merrill, (born March 3, 1926, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Feb. 6, 1995, Tucson, Ariz.), American poet especially known for the fine craftsmanship and wit of his lyric and epic poems. Merrill was the son of Charles E. Merrill, a founder of Merrill Lynch, an investment-banking firm.

  5. read poems by this poet. James Ingram Merrill was born in New York City on March 3, 1926, and grew up in Manhattan and Southampton. He was the son of Charles Merrill, cofounder of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, and his second wife, Hellen Ingram. At the age of eight, he was already writing poems, and at age sixteen, while he was in prep ...

  6. James Merrill - Biography - IMDb

    Merrill was born in New York City in 1926. His father, Charles Merrill, was a founder of the stock brokerage firm Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and published in March by Alfred A. Knopf. Pierce, Fenner and Smith. His parents' divorce in 1939 provided him with a dominant theme throughout his career.

  7. Home | James Merrill House

    James Ingram Merrill was an American writer of poetry, essays, fiction, and plays. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1977. He purchased 107 Water Street in 1956 and left it to the Stonington Village Improvement Association (SVIA) when he died in 1995. LEARN MORE.

  8. James Merrill’s Supernatural Epic | The New Yorker

    James Merrill’s supernatural muse. By Dan Chiasson. April 6, 2015. Merrill, born rich, as he said, “whether I liked it or not,” thought of writing as a desk job. He converted his surfeit of ...

  9. About James Merrill | James Merrill House

    James Ingram Merrill (1926–1995) stands among the leading literary figures of his generation, winner of a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award (twice), and widely admired for lyrical, beautifully crafted poems that explore such universal themes as love, memory, and the inevitable passing of time.

  10. In James Merrill’s Letters, a Workshop and a Stage for the ...

    April 6, 2021. A WHOLE WORLD. Letters From James Merrill. Edited by Langdon Hammer and Stephen Yenser. When he was 25 and traveling abroad, the poet James Merrill (1926-95) learned that his mother ...

  11. James Merrill Is Dead at 68; Elegant Poet of Love and Loss

    James Merrill, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose 14 books of verse established him as heir to the lyrical legacy of W. H. Auden and Wallace Stevens, died yesterday in Tucson, Ariz. He was 68...