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The Resource James Merrill's apocalypse, Timothy Materer

James Merrill's apocalypse, Timothy Materer

Label
James Merrill's apocalypse
Title
James Merrill's apocalypse
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Materer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"James Merrill's Apocalypse is at once a work of criticism and an introduction to Merrill's poetry and fiction. Timothy Materer observes that, while Merrill gained fame as a creator of finely crafted lyric poems, he was obsessed with the violence of the modern era and with the threatening reality that underlies everyday experience - themes found throughout his work." "Materer interprets Merrill's body of work from the perspective of his epic The Changing Light at Sandover and shows that in his earliest poems and in the volumes preceding The Changing Light, Merrill repeatedly expressed his fear of nuclear holocaust and his sense that some momentous revelation was near at hand. Materer demonstrates how apocalyptic motifs also inspire Late Settings, The Inner Room, and A Scattering of Salts."--Jacket
Cataloging source
SZR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Materer, Timothy
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.E6645
LC item number
Z773 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • End of the world in literature
  • Nuclear warfare in literature
  • Apocalypse in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • War in literature
  • Merrill, James
Label
James Merrill's apocalypse, Timothy Materer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Works of James Merrill cited -- Introduction: Beyond duality -- 1. Imaging disaster -- 2. Visions postponed -- 3. "Thick with revelations": Merrill's fiction -- 4. Ephraim the irrepressible -- 5. Angels of the apocalypse -- 6. The new age of innocence -- 7. Post-apocalypse -- Notes -- Index
Control code
44463815
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780801437601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
James Merrill's apocalypse, Timothy Materer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Works of James Merrill cited -- Introduction: Beyond duality -- 1. Imaging disaster -- 2. Visions postponed -- 3. "Thick with revelations": Merrill's fiction -- 4. Ephraim the irrepressible -- 5. Angels of the apocalypse -- 6. The new age of innocence -- 7. Post-apocalypse -- Notes -- Index
Control code
44463815
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 172 pages
Isbn
9780801437601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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