Rave Reviews for ‘James Merrill: Life and Art’

April 23, 2015

Professor Langdon Hammer, Chair of the Department of English, debuted his literary biography of the acclaimed poet, James Merrill, titled James Merrill: Life and Art to a packed room of colleagues and students during a Master’s Tea in Jonathan Edwards College on April 14; and again on Monday, April 20 to crowd of over 200 at the Century Association in Manhattan.

The book has received exceptional praise such as Dwight Garner’s in The New York Times, Dan Chiasson’s in The New Yorker , and including the review in Commonweal magazine by recent Yale Department of English Graduate, Anthony Domestico, Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase.  

For more reviews and more information about this biography, described in an unsigned review in The Economist as “A gorgeously written and elegantly comprehensive study of the tumult and passion of Merrill’s Life and Art”, go to www.jamesmerrillweb.com.

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