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Collected Poems Volume I 1909-1939 (2e)

William Carlos Williams

Edited by Walton Litz and Christopher McGowan

WCW Collected Poems Vol I
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ISBN: 978 1 784106 71 3
Categories: 20th Century, American
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Edition: 2nd
Published: September 2018
216 x 135 x 43 mm
608 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • William Carlos Williams' Collected Poems Volume I reissued as a Carcanet Classic

    Described by Thom Gunn as ‘an ideal edition’, this first volume of William Carlos Williams’ Collected Poems is a vivid account of his formation as a poet, his time in Europe, and his interactions with the major players of Modernism (he never quite appreciated that he was one of them). The poems are printed in the order of original publication, starting with The Tempers (1913) and ending with Poems 1936–1939. Williams remains one of the most popular American poets of all time, Whitman’s heir but with a voice wholly unlike Whitman’s: provincial, particular, never quite settled. His material is the stuff of daily life, though he takes big risks of theme: ‘the urgent insurgent now’ that he lives and celebrates becomes history; it can generate energy even from the past.
    William Carlos Williams
    William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), a great contemporary of Pound, H.D., Wyndham Lewis and others, is one of the fathers of American free verse. Born in Rutherford, New Jersey, he began writing poetry while still a student at Horace Mann High School, at which time he made the decision to become both ... read more
    'This is an essential book for anyone who is serious about poetry.'

    Steven Hanson, the Manchester Review of Books

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