A different person: a memoir
A great American poet--winner of every major prize America can offer its poets, including the Pulitzer--opens his life to us in a memoir that puts wit, sensibility, and elegance of mind to the service of unflinching autobiographical truth. Photos.
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Outside the glittering panes, night and cold stretched for miles. Was it here that I
would live, in this disciplined isolation, if and when we ever came back from
Europe? The fire we slept by died during the night. All too soon day broke
I dreamed that night of my beloved Mademoiselle, from whom (as I reminded Dr
Detre) I'd been separated at the age of eleven, just when I needed her most. She
was the oldest and simplest of three all-but-generic sisters who'd somehow ...
The best we could manage in lieu of Yugoslavia was a night in the little border
town of Radkersburg. Our hotel hung over the narrow, fast-flowing river; we could
see the ruins of the bridge, or keep warm in bed gazing wistfully at the Croatian ...
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As much a storyteller as a poet, Merrill, the Pulitzer Prize-winning heir to the Merrill-Lynch fortune, delights with this graceful account of a 30-month stay in Europe in the 1950s that was to become ... Read full review
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