Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems by William Carlos Williams: Collected Poems, 1950-1962

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This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the second and third parts are the complete texts of The Desert Music (1954) and Journey to Love (1955), originally published by Random House.
This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures ...
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Pictures from Brueghel: Pulitzer Prize, Poetry

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Overview

This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the second and third parts are the complete texts of The Desert Music (1954) and Journey to Love (1955), originally published by Random House.
This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the second and third parts are the complete texts of The Desert Music (1954) and Journey to Love (1955), originally published by Random House. In these books, Dr. Williams perfected his "variable foot" metric and achieved full mastery of the "American idiom" which was his lifelong first concern. Among the poems of this period is the long "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" which W. H. Auden has called "one of the most beautiful love poems in the language." Pictures from Brueghel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry only two months after William Carlos Williams' death on March 4, 1963.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811202343
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/1967
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 787,197
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    ... I love it!

    William Carlos Williams is an excellent poet. I just purchased this last night and have since devoured the entire volume. : ) I would reccomend it to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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