James Merrill died in , and it's too soon to know if he will be ranked among the major poets of mid-century America.
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Merrill's Collected Poems was published in , and the record of his long and brilliant career inspired praise such as Helen Vendler's on the "Mozartian" quality [End Page ] of his oeuvre. Since then a Collected Novels and Plays , a Collected Prose , and an edition of his long poem The Changing Light at Sandover have appeared; but these volumes have received relatively little notice, and Merrill's reputation seems in a post-mortem slump. Critics often underestimate the emotional intensity of Merrill's poetry and consider him, for example, a poet of "medium range elegance and formal bent.
Meanwhile, Merrill's reputation is sustained by academic studies.
Reena Sastri's Knowing Innocence provides a comprehensive guide to Merrill's lyric poems and also illuminates his epic poetry and fiction. Piotr Gwiazda's Merrill and Auden is a scholarly account of the relationship between two major poets that continued to develop long after Auden's death. Sastri approaches Merrill as a formalist, and claims for him only a "place among postwar America's most significant poets" 4 , but she is a sensitive close reader who demonstrates Merrill's gifts for indelible rhythms, brilliant images, and themes that are both serious and witty.
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She has an ear not only for word plays and rhymes but also for allusions to and echoes of modern poets such as W. Although the subject of the book is innocence, as if it were an old-fashioned theme study, the book's real achievement is to demonstrate the intertextuality through which Merrill absorbs and renews the themes of precursors such as Wordsworth and Stevens.
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