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Paterson

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ISBN-10: 081121298X

ISBN-13: 9780811212984

Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)

Authors: William Carlos Williams, Christopher J. MacGowan

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 4/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
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…