By James Merrill,Stephen Yenser
"The e-book of Ephraim," which first seemed because the ultimate poem in James Merrill's Pulitzer-winning quantity Divine Comedies (1976), tells the tale of the way he and his companion David Jackson (JM and DJ as they got here to be recognized) launched into their experiments with the Ouija board and the way they conversed after a manner with nice writers and thinkers of the prior, specifically in regard to the country of the more and more imperiled planet Earth. the most bold lengthy poems in in English within the 20th century, initially conceived as entire in itself, it was once to develop into the 1st a part of Merrill's epic The altering mild at Sandover (1982), the a number of prize-winning quantity nonetheless in print. Merrill's "supreme tribute to the net of the realm and the convergence of skill and meanings all over the place inside of it" is brought and annotated via certainly one of his literary executors, Stephen Yenser, in a quantity that may gratify veteran readers and appeal to new ones.
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