The award-winning novelist shares her insights into the life of a major American poet as she explores the relationship between James Merrill and his long-time partner, David Jackson, and its influence on Merrill's acclaimed work. Reprint.
In this memoir, novelist Alison Lurie remembers the relationship between poet James Merrill and his partner David Jackson. In particular, she recalls their inspiring encounters with the supernatural during their experimentation with a Ouija board that led to Merrill's THE CHANGING LIGHT AT SANDOVER. She also discusses Jackson's role in the composition of Merrill's poetry.