James March Merrill Reviews Of Merrill's Recent Works - Essay

Reviews Of Merrill's Recent Works

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

David Lehman (review date 12 September 1993)

SOURCE: "Another Past Recaptured," in Book World—The Washington Post, September 12, 1993, p. 4.

[Lehman is an American critic, poet, and educator whose works include James Merrill: Essays in Criticism (1983), for which he served as editor and a contributor, and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). In the following review of A Different Person: A Memoir, he lauds Merrill's prose style and his insights into love and passion.]

Elegant, graceful, puckish, lithe, James Merrill has steadily put his sonnets and intricate stanzas at the service of...

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