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William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por William Carlos Williams

Selected Poems (1985) 1,181 exemplares
Paterson (1946) 999 exemplares
In the American Grain (1925) 515 exemplares
The Doctor Stories (1984) 328 exemplares
Imaginations (1971) 300 exemplares
White Mule (1967) 126 exemplares
The William Carlos Williams Reader (1966) 114 exemplares
Early Poems (1997) 105 exemplares
Kora in Hell; Improvisations (1920) 74 exemplares
Death the Barber (2018) 61 exemplares
In the Money (1940) 61 exemplares
Build-Up (1952) 56 exemplares
The Great American Novel (1973) 40 exemplares
Embodiment of Knowledge (1974) 33 exemplares
The Red Wheelbarrow & Other Poems (2018) 29 exemplares
A Voyage to Pagany (1970) 26 exemplares
Al Que Quiere! A Book of Poems (1917) 20 exemplares
The desert music, and other poems (1954) 19 exemplares
Sour Grapes A Book of Poems (2004) 17 exemplares
The Tempers (2007) 13 exemplares
The Use of Force 13 exemplares
Journey to love (1955) 13 exemplares
Selected Poems (1985) 12 exemplares
Poemas (1985) 8 exemplares
Cuentos completos (2000) 7 exemplares
The broken span (1941) 6 exemplares
Antologia Breve 6 exemplares
En La Raiz De America (Noema) (2002) 6 exemplares
Poesía reunida (2017) 6 exemplares
Paterson Book Five (1958) 4 exemplares
Love 4 exemplares
The Pink Church 4 exemplares
Collected poems, 1921-1931 (1934) 3 exemplares
Poesie 3 exemplares
Paterson (Book One) (1946) 3 exemplares
Medicinen, Amerika och dikten (1976) 3 exemplares
Spóźniony śpiewak (2009) 3 exemplares
Poèmes (2001) 3 exemplares
The Red Wheelbarrow 3 exemplares
Gedichte (1999) 3 exemplares
Paterson: Books 1, 2, 3 & 4 (1948) 3 exemplares
John Marin (1956) 3 exemplares
Even dit gedichten (2006) 3 exemplares
Poetry (2020) 3 exemplares
Paterson, Book 3 (1949) 2 exemplares
Scènes et portraits (2023) 2 exemplares
The Wedge 2 exemplares
Adam & Eve & The City 2 exemplares
Dikter (1974) 2 exemplares
This Is Just to Say 2 exemplares
Paterson (Book Four) (1951) 2 exemplares
Tableaux d'après Bruegel (1995) 1 exemplar
Izabrane pesme 1 exemplar
La Mule blanche (1992) 1 exemplar
Hudba pouště 1 exemplar
Die Romane (2001) 1 exemplar
The Yachts [poem] 1 exemplar
New Republic 1 exemplar
Filles de fermiers (2011) 1 exemplar
Paterson (Book Two) (1940) 1 exemplar
Many Loves 1 exemplar
New Directions Eleven (1949) 1 exemplar
The Dance 1 exemplar
Seçme Şiirler (2019) 1 exemplar
The Clouds 1 exemplar
White Women (1997) 1 exemplar
Viaje al amor (2009) 1 exemplar
Un uomo come una città (1972) 1 exemplar
The cod head 1 exemplar
Sappho 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Howl and Other Poems (1956) — Introdução — 5,521 exemplares
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,253 exemplares
The Poems of Francois Villon (1960) — Introdução, algumas edições1,044 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições914 exemplares
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 827 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 742 exemplares
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 674 exemplares
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuidor — 591 exemplares
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contribuidor — 545 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições441 exemplares
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuidor — 427 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 388 exemplares
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 350 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Contribuidor, algumas edições284 exemplares
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 274 exemplares
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems (Penguin Modern Classics) (1980) — Introdução, algumas edições220 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Last Nights Of Paris (1928) — Tradutor, algumas edições164 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
Imagist Poetry (Penguin Modern Classics) (1972) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 141 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
Imagist Poetry: An Anthology (1999) — Contribuidor — 137 exemplares
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições108 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Imagist Poem (1963) — Contribuidor, algumas edições100 exemplares
The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry (2003) — Tradutor — 98 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1777) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love (1998) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology (2001) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Empty mirror; early poems (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições48 exemplares
The Experience of the American Woman (1978) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
American short novels (1960) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Roman Sonnets of Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (1960)algumas edições25 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
William Carlos Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays (1966) — Contribuidor, algumas edições22 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 1 (1995) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Poetry in Crystal (1963) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Leaves of Grass One Hundred Years After (1955) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Des Imagistes: An Anthology (1914) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Great Tales of City Dwellers (1955) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
New World Writing: Eighth Mentor Selection - A New Adventure in Modern Reading (1955) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Reading in English for Students of English as a Second Language (1961) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Short Story & You (1987) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Evergreen Review. Vol.5 No 17. Mar-April 1961 by Rosset, Barney (1961) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Case-Record from a Sonnetorium (1951) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Jean Sans Terre (1936) — Tradutor, algumas edições5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, October 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
American poets, an anthology of contemporary verse — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Paris Review 32 1964 Summer-Fall (1964) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Wives and Lovers — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
THE GOLDEN GOOSE. NUMBER ONE. SUMMER 1948 (1948) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The PL book of modern American short stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Direction Vol.1 No.3 (April-June 1935) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Contact collection of contemporary writers — Contribuidor, algumas edições1 exemplar
Direction, Vol 1 No 1 (Autumn 1934) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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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.… (mais)
 
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bschweiger | 7 outras críticas | 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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Aidan767 | 2 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |
Reading Books I-IV (especially Book II) was the most exciting, energetic, and formally refreshing reading experience I've had, I think, ever. I haven't been this convinced on the merits and distinctions of poetry since I read Ondaatje's The Collected Poems of Billy the Kid. Paterson feels like something one re-enters half a dozen times in their lifetime. I feel like carrying it around like a bible.
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biblioclair | 7 outras críticas | Jun 20, 2023 |
This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

William Carlos Williams

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A small collection of poems by William Carlos Williams. Due to my low control of English, I was scared by the size and complexity of the actual books of him (like Paterson or others), so I guess this was the right choice for starting to appreciate the simple, clear grace of this amazing poet.
… (mais)
 
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d.v. | May 16, 2023 |

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Obras
178
Also by
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Membros
8,168
Popularidade
#2,962
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
58
ISBN
242
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
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