9781556594984-1556594984-The Lice

The Lice

ISBN-13: 9781556594984
ISBN-10: 1556594984
Edition: Anniversary
Author: Merwin, W. S.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Format: Paperback 96 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781556594984
ISBN-10: 1556594984
Edition: Anniversary
Author: Merwin, W. S.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Format: Paperback 96 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Merwin, W. S. wrote The Lice comprising 96 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1556594984 and 9781556594984. Since then The Lice textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.07 or rent at the marketplace.

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This Fiftieth Anniversary edition celebrates one of the most ground-breaking books in American poetry. When first published in 1967, W.S. Merwin’s The Lice was ground-breaking. Its visionary urgency directly engaged the nexus of aesthetics and morality, exerting an immediate and lasting effect on the writing and reading of poetry. Like all great art, this monumental work continues to inspire.

As Merwin discussed in an interview, The Lice was written at a time when I really felt there was no point in writing. I got to the point where I thought the future was so bleak that there was no point in writing anything at all. And so the poems kind of pushed their way upon me. I would be out growing vegetables and walking around the countryside when all of a sudden I’d find myself writing a poem, and I’d write it.”

When the War is Over

When the war is over
We will be proud of course the air will be
Good for breathing at last
The water will have been improved the salmon
And the silence of heaven will migrate more perfectly
The dead will think the living are worth it we will know
Who we are
And we will all enlist again

W.S. Merwin is one of America’s greatest poets. His recent books of poems have been honored with a Pulitzer prize, a National Book Award, and the Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress. He lives in Hawaii.

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