The Collected Poems of Williams Carlos Williams: 1939-1962 (Paperback)

The Collected Poems of Williams Carlos Williams: 1939-1962 By William Carlos Williams, Christopher MacGowan (Editor) Cover Image
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This is book number 730 in the New Directions Paperbook series.


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.

About the Author

Besides being a practicing physician, William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) was a poet, short-story writer, novelist, translator, playwright, and essayist whose contribution to the development of modern American poetry grew out of his commitment to recording the "local" experience of Rutherford, New Jersey, and its environs.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811211888
ISBN-10: 0811211886
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: September 17th, 1991
Pages: 552
Language: English
Series: New Directions Paperbook