The Ends of the Earth


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Book Description

Merwin has gathered eight essays–including a memoir of George Kirstein, publisher of The Nation, and one of Sydney Parkinson, explorer, naturalist and artist on Captain James Cook’s Endeavour–that show the breadth of his imagination and sympathy.

Praise For This Book

"Poignant, ironic, often beautiful, with wonderful subtleties and textures--a true gift of the fine prose from a fine poet, and a delightful book."