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Spring and All

Spring and All

by William Carlos Williams
     
 

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Spring and All is a manifesto of the imagination — a hybrid of alternating sections of prose and free verse that coalesce in dramatic, energetic, and beautifully cryptic statements of how language re-creates the world. Spring and All contains some of Williams’s best-known poetry, including Section I, which opens, “By the road to the

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Spring and All is a manifesto of the imagination — a hybrid of alternating sections of prose and free verse that coalesce in dramatic, energetic, and beautifully cryptic statements of how language re-creates the world. Spring and All contains some of Williams’s best-known poetry, including Section I, which opens, “By the road to the contagious hospital,” and Section XXII, where Williams penned his most famous poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Now, almost 90 years since its first publiction, New Directions publishes this facsimile of the original 1923 Contact Press edition, featuring a new introduction by C. D. Wright.

Editorial Reviews

Robert Creeley
“So remarkable an influence upon the poetry of our time.”
Chicago Tribune
“It is ever more apparent that Williams was this century’s major American poet.”
Dana Jennings
So much in American poetry depends on Spring and All
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811218917
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
07/13/2011
Series:
New Directions Pearls Series
Edition description:
Facsimile Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
368,403
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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.

C. D. Wright’s most recent poetry collection Rising, Falling, Hovering won the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. She is currently the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English at Brown University.

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