"Tony: Ending the Life"

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Dublin Core

Title

"Tony: Ending the Life"

Subject

Merrill, James, 1926-1995

Description

"Tony: Ending the Life," published in A Scattering of Salts, is an "expansive elegy for his friend" (Tony Parigory, who died in summer 1993 of AIDS), "and (it is all but explicit) himself." Merrill had been largely silent about his AIDS diagnosis but it came out in his poetry. Included here are three of a total 61 manuscript pages.

Creator

Merrill, James

Source

James Merrill Papers (MSS083) - Box 139, Folder 3621

Date

1993: November

Relation

Series_IV_Manuscripts
Exhibit Cases 9-10: Love and Death
James Merrill: Life and Art, pp. 773-4
See also November 27, 1973 letter from Merrill to Parigory, photograph of Merrill and Parigory, and For James Merrill: A Birthday Tribute.

Format

3 leaves. Recto and verso.
3 jpegs. 600 ppi.

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

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Rights Holder

Washington University in St. Louis

Citation

Merrill, James, “"Tony: Ending the Life" ,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed July 29, 2021, https://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/12668.