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James Merrill

James MerrillAKA James Ingram Merrill

Born: 3-Mar-1926
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 6-Feb-1995
Location of death: Tucson, AZ
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, North Stonington Cemetery, North Stonington, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Nights and Days

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Father: Charles E. Merrill (stockbroker, founder of Merrill Lynch)
Mother: Helen Ingram Merrill
Boyfriend: David Jackson

    University: Amherst College (1947, summa cum laude)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    National Book Award for Poetry 1967 for Nights and Days
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1977 for Divine Comedies
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1973
    National Book Award for Poetry 1979 for Mirabell: Books of Number
    National Book Critics Circle Award 1981 for Scripts for the Pageant
    Risk Factors: AIDS

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Lorenzo's Oil (30-Dec-1992) · Symposium Doctor

Is the subject of books:
The Consuming Myth: The Work of James Merrill, 1987, BY: Stephen Yenser

Author of books:
Jim's Book (1942, poetry)
The Black Swan (1946, poetry)
First Poems (1951, poetry)
Short Stories (1954, poetry)
The Seraglio (1957, novel)
The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace (1959, poetry)
Water Street (1962, poetry)
The (Diblos) Notebook (1965, novel)
Nights and Days (1966, poetry)
The Fire Screen (1969, poetry)
Braving the Elements (1972, poetry)
Divine Comedies (1976, poetry)
Mirabell: Books of Number (1978, poetry)
Scripts for the Pageant (1980, poetry)
The Changing Light at Sandover (1982, poetry)
From the First Nine (1982, poetry)
Late Settings (1985, poetry)
Recitative (1986, essays)
The Inner Room (1988, poetry)
Selected Poems, 1946-1985 (1992, poetry)
A Different Person (1993, memoir)
A Scattering of Salts (1995, poetry, posthumous)

Wrote plays:
The Bait (1953)
The Immortal Husband (1955)


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