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us: Merrill, James, 1926-1995


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  • Fuller Name

    • James Ingram
  • Variants

    • us: Merrill, Jim, 1926-1995
    • us: Merrill, Jimmy, 1926-1995
  • Variants

    • us: Merrill, Jim, 1926-1995
    • us: Merrill, Jimmy, 1926-1995
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1926-03-93
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1995-02-06
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Tucson (Ariz.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Academy of American Poets
    • Organization

        (naf) Academy of American Poets
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
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  • Sources

    • found: His Jim's book, 1942.
    • found: Moffett, J. James Merrill, an introduction to the poetry, c1983 (a.e.) CIP t.p. (James Merrill)
    • found: New York times, Feb. 7, 1995: p. B12 (James Merrill; d. yesterday [2/6/1995])
    • found: Hammer, Langdon, 1958- . James Merrill, 2015: CIP t.p. (James Merrill) publisher's summary (""The first biography of one of the most important poets in the second half of the twentieth century . . . The story of James Merrill (1926-1995) is that of a young man escaping, but inevitably reproducing, the energies and obsessions of glamorous, powerful parents (his father founded Merrill Lynch); of a gay man inventing his identity against a shifting social and sexual backdrop . . . ")
    • found: Wikipedia, October 8, 2015 (James Merrill; James Ingram Merrill (March 3, 1926-February 6, 1995) was an American poet whose awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1977) and Divine Comedies (1976); his poetry falls into two distinct bodies of work: the polished and formalist lyric poetry of his early career, and the epic narrative of occult communication with spirits and angels, titled The Changing Light at Sandover (published in three volumes from 1976 to 1980), which dominated his later career; although most of his published work was poetry, he also wrote essays, fiction, and plays; he was born in New York City, son of Charles E. Merrill (1885-1956), the founding partner of the Merrill Lynch investment firm, and Hellen Ingram Merrill (1898-2000), a society reporter and publisher; answering to "Jim" in his youth and to "James" in published adulthood, he was called "Jimmy," a childhood nickname, by friends and family until the end of his life; a philanthropist in his own right, Merrill created the Ingram Merrill Foundation in the 1950s; he also served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1979 until his death; while wintering in Arizona, he died on February 6, 1995 in Tucson from a heart attack related to AIDS)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3525.E6645
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-04-09: new
    • 2015-10-13: revised
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