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Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams 1909-1939

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ISBN-10: 0811211878

ISBN-13: 9780811211871

Edition: 1986

Authors: William Carlos Williams, A. Walton Litz, Christopher J. MacGowan

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 9/17/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 604
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Poet, artist, and practicing physician of Rutherford, New Jersey, William Carlos Williams wrote poetry that was experimental in form, ranging from imagism to objectivism, with great originality of idiom and human vitality. Credited with changing and directing American poetry toward a new metric and language, he also wrote a large number of short stories and novels. Paterson (1946--58), about the New Jersey city of that name, was his epic and places him with Ezra Pound of the Cantos as one of the great shapers of the long poem in this century. National recognition did not come early, but eventually Williams received many honors, including a vice-presidency of the National Institute of Arts…    

Arthur Walton Litz, Jr. was born on October 31, 1929. He was an American literary historian and critic who served as professor of English Literature at Princeton University from 1956 to 1993. He is the author or editor of over twenty collections of literary criticism. Litz graduated from Princeton University in 1951 and received his Ph.D. from Oxford University while studying on a Rhodes Scholarship at Merton College in 1951-54. He became the Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton in 1956. He was named to the Eastman Visiting Professorship at Balliol College, Oxford in 1989. Bread Loaf professor from the early 1970s through the early 1990s and a literary historian and critic…