A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The eight essays in this collection address Merwin's interest in George Kirstein, publisher of The Nation, Sydney Parkinson, naturalist and artist on Captain Cook's Endeavor, French explorer of Hawaii--Jean-Francois Galaup de La Perouse, a Neanderthal skeleton as well as his treks through Hawaiian forests, to the Holy Mountain of Athos and butterfly stalking in Mexico. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: W. S. Merwin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest living poets in English. Less well known is the power and range of his work in prose. For his first new prose collection in more than ten years, The Ends of the Earth, Merwin has gathered eight essays that show the breadth of his imagination and sympathy. A memoir of George Kirstein, publisher of "The Nation," stands alongside one of Sydney Parkinson, explorer, naturalist and artist on Captain James Cook’s Endeavour. A wonderful portrait of the French explorer of Hawai’i, Jean-Francois Galaup de La Perouse is followed by a visit to the Neanderthal skeleton of Boffia Bonneval. There are treks through the Hawaiian forests, to the Holy Mountain of Athos, and with the butterflies in Mexico. For this magical and wondrous journey we have as our guide the excited and concise poet-naturalist, writing at the top of his form.
About the Author:
W. S. Merwin is the author of many highly regarded books of poetry and prose, for which he has received the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Award, and numerous other awards. He lives in Hawaii.
Title: The Ends of the Earth: Essays.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard
Publication Date: 2004
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
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