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William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

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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 vis mere 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 and Letters (1952); the Bollingen Prize (1953); the $5,000 fellowship of the Academy of American Poets; the Loines Award for poetry of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1948); and the Brandeis Award (1957). Book II of Paterson received the first National Book Award for poetry in 1949. Williams was named consultant in poetry in English to the Library of Congress for 1952--53. Williams's continuously inventive style anchored not only objectivism, the school to which he most properly belongs, but also a long line of subsequent poets as various as Robert Lowell, Frank O'Hara, and Allen Ginsberg. With Stevens, he forms one of the most important sources of a specifically American tradition of modernism. In addition to his earlier honors, Williams received two important awards posthumously, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1963) and the Gold Medal for Poetry from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1963). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af William Carlos Williams

Selected Poems (1985) 1,198 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Paterson (1946) — Forfatter — 1,020 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
In the American Grain (1925) 528 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (1968) 528 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems (1962) 396 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Doctor Stories (1984) 333 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Poetry for Young People: William Carlos Williams (2003) 318 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Imaginations (1971) 304 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Spring and All (Facsimile Edition) (New Directions Pearls) (1996) 227 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (2004) 172 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
White Mule (1967) 126 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The William Carlos Williams Reader (1966) 113 eksemplarer
Selected Essays of William Carlos Williams (1954) 107 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Early Poems (1997) 106 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Kora in Hell; Improvisations (1957) 74 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams (New Directions Paperbook, Ndp827) (1996) — Forfatter — 69 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Death the Barber (2018) 67 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
In the Money (1940) 63 eksemplarer
Build-Up (1952) 59 eksemplarer
The Great American Novel (1978) 41 eksemplarer
Embodiment of Knowledge (1974) 33 eksemplarer
The Red Wheelbarrow & Other Poems (2018) 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Voyage to Pagany (1970) 27 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Al Que Quiere! A Book of Poems (1917) 21 eksemplarer
The desert music, and other poems (1954) 19 eksemplarer
Sour Grapes A Book of Poems (2004) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Tempers (2007) 15 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Use of Force 13 eksemplarer
Journey to love (1955) 13 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1985) 11 eksemplarer
Poemas (1985) 8 eksemplarer
Cuentos completos (2000) 7 eksemplarer
En La Raiz De America (Noema) (2002) 7 eksemplarer
The broken span (1941) 6 eksemplarer
Frühe Schriften und Erzählungen (1999) 6 eksemplarer
Antologia Breve 6 eksemplarer
Poesía reunida (2017) 6 eksemplarer
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The Pink Church 4 eksemplarer
Love 4 eksemplarer
The Red Wheelbarrow 4 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
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John Marin (1956) 3 eksemplarer
Poèmes (2001) 3 eksemplarer
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Medicinen, Amerika och dikten (1976) 3 eksemplarer
Paterson: Books 1, 2, 3 & 4 (1948) 3 eksemplarer
Spóźniony śpiewak (2009) 3 eksemplarer
Even dit gedichten (2006) 3 eksemplarer
Gedichte (1999) 3 eksemplarer
Poesie 3 eksemplarer
Collected poems, 1921-1931 (1934) 3 eksemplarer
The Wedge 2 eksemplarer
Paterson, Book 3 (1949) 2 eksemplarer
Paterson (Book Four) (1951) 2 eksemplarer
Adam & Eve & The City 2 eksemplarer
Scènes et portraits (2023) 2 eksemplarer
This Is Just to Say 2 eksemplarer
Dikter (1974) 2 eksemplarer
Sappho 1 eksemplar
La primavera e tutto il resto (2020) 1 eksemplar
Tableaux d'après Bruegel (1995) 1 eksemplar
La Mule blanche (1992) 1 eksemplar
Hudba pouště 1 eksemplar
Die Romane (2001) 1 eksemplar
La gran novela Americana 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
New Directions Eleven (1949) 1 eksemplar
Some poems-Algunos poemas 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Many Loves 1 eksemplar
Filles de fermiers (2011) 1 eksemplar
The Dance 1 eksemplar
Paterson (Book Two) (1940) 1 eksemplar
The Yachts [poem] 1 eksemplar
New Republic 1 eksemplar
The cod head 1 eksemplar
Izabrane pesme 1 eksemplar
The Clouds 1 eksemplar
White Women (1997) 1 eksemplar
Seçme Şiirler (2019) 1 eksemplar
Viaje al amor (2009) 1 eksemplar
Un uomo come una città (1972) 1 eksemplar

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filbo_2024 | Apr 22, 2024 |
Well, I am going to be brutally honest: I had never heard of William Carlos Williams or any of his poetry before The Well-Educated Mind Reading Challenge, and I do not think I was missing anything. At least from the suggested list. If that was his best...pfff.

I know -- I talk like I know poetry. I don't.

But I can read something and know if it was worth it or if it was impressive or beautiful or if I can at least relate to it or take away something from it. Williams' poetry was mostly experimental; he is called an Imaginist. He did not follow rules of writing poetry (or made them up as he wrote). He did not write sentences with punctuation. He just improvised in style. In the poetry world, I suppose it was successful because here he is on a list for me to read. But I could have just skipped it and I would not have missed anything. Except one or two, which I will get to in a moment, which were above acceptable.

Here were the suggested titles I had read, and following is a brief impression of each..

Asphodel That Greeny Flower (Love letter asking wife for forgiveness. Somewhat interesting.)
The Descent of Winter (journal writings…really long and not interesting)
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus (about Bruegel’s painting! Clever.)
The Last Words of My English Grandmother (That was odd.)
Proletarian Portrait (I think he lost me.)
The Red Wheelbarrow (really experimental)
Self-Portrait (very weird)
Sonnet in Search of an Author (WHAT DID I JUST READ??)
Spring and All (OK, better…)
This is Just to Say (I forgot.)
Tract (I have no idea.)
To Elsie (depressing)

Overall, I gave Williams three stars because some of his poetry was agreeable, though mostly I found it tolerable, which means: I tolerated it (but I don't know how). His topics were widely varied, which was fine, but his expression of them were very peculiar; and again, I do not understand why poetry has to be strangely obscure.

"Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" was my only favorite because it caused me to revisit the painting by Bruegel. Williams pointed out that no one had noticed what had happened to Icarus, even the fisherman at the water's edge, a few feet from where Icarus entered the water. It was all kind of humorous. Possibly, Bruegel meant it to be, and Williams was moved to write about it.

And "Asphodel," the love letter to his wife (or ex-wife), was worthwhile, too. He wrote it near the end of his life or when he was very ill, and he was convicted to ask her forgiveness for his unfaithfulness. What a way to do it, if you can write poetry.

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… (mere)
 
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GRLopez | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2024 |
I never know how to review a book of poetry. I learned in the preface that the five books that make up Paterson were originally published in separate volumes in 1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, and 1958, and that through the various printings of the work, the text changed. In this 1992 edition, all five books were collected, and the editor studied all the manuscripts, galleys, and proof pages to decide which versions to include. Anyway, Paterson is a city near me in New Jersey, and also near where William Carlos Williams lived. Its main geographical feature is the Great Falls on the Passaic River, which looms above the city, and the books of the poem metaphorically follow the course of that river as it meanders through northern New Jersey and then ultimately out to the sea. The poetry is both about the city of Paterson but also about Williams's life and the history of the whole region. No wonder it is such a masterpiece! This edition, edited by Christopher MacGowan, has lots of interesting footnotes and explanatory material. I first read this poem in my teens before I ever moved to New Jersey and became familiar with these places. My own experiences and the notes helped make it so much more.… (mere)
 
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bschweiger | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
I need to read this book again. I first read it and I fell in love with William Carlos Williams. This is work of literary criticism (which often philosophizes) threaded with some of the best poetry. Here you find Williams’s ethos open and bare. I found it exquisite like an oyster. I think I ate it with the same spoon too. The reprinting by New Directions Publishing as an object in itself is profound. I will read it again and I will have more to say.
 
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