Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, 1909-1939

Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, 1909-1939

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Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand / ,,,But you got to try hard—."
So that readers could more fully understand the extent of Williams' radical simplicity, all of his published poetry, excluding Paterson, was reissued in two…  See more details below

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Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand / ,,,But you got to try hard—."
So that readers could more fully understand the extent of Williams' radical simplicity, all of his published poetry, excluding Paterson, was reissued in two definite volumes, of which this is the first.

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Library Journal
The second volume of The Collected Poems contains The Wedge (1944), The Clouds (1948), The Pink Church (1949), The Desert Music (1954), Journey to Love (1955), and the Pulitzer prize-winning Pictures from Brueghel (1962), plus uncollected poems grouped chronologically between the titled works. Appendixes include ``A Note on the Text,'' ``Annotations,'' ``Tables of Contents for The Broken Span, Selected Poems, and Collected Later Poems ,'' and two translations from And Spain Sings. Indexes of titles and first lines for volumes 1 ( LJ 10/1/86) and 2 are included. An excellently edited volume of a major American poet; highly recommended. Walter Waring, Kalamazoo Coll., Mich.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811211871
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
465
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), author of Paterson and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Pictures from Brueghel, is widely considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Also a short-story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator, he helped in a big way to establish modernism in America.

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