Scattering of Salts

Scattering of Salts

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A Scattering of Salts by James Merrill
1995, hardcover

His last edition published before his death, Merrill's unrivaled poetic use of the private life is brilliantly evident. The stuff of autobiography is transfigured. From "Nine Lives," an Athenian fable, through "Volcanic Holiday," with its euphoric helicopter ride, to "Family Week at Oracle Ranch," set in a New Age rehab center, his vivid glimpses of the 'real world' widen into surprising and meditative visions that touch us all.