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"Something urgent I have to say to you" : the life and works of William Carlos Williams

Author: Herbert A Leibowitz
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Herbert Leibowitz's "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You" provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era--Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Louis Zukofsky, among others--Williams made a radical break  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams; William C Williams; William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert A Leibowitz
ISBN: 9780374113292 0374113297
OCLC Number: 681499519
Description: xxix, 496 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Poetry as biographical evidence --
Roots and branches of the family tree --
"Halfway to hell" --
Youthful fumblings --
Many loves --
A risqué liaison with the fabulous baroness --
Adventures in the skin trade --
Experimental breakthroughs --
The "strange phosphorus" of American history --
Revisiting the seductions of Europe --
Confronting the Great Depression --
New directions in a tumultuous decade --
Poetry, the mistress, and medicine, the wife --
The poet in a time of war --
The magnificent torso: Paterson --
The lion in winter.
Responsibility: Herbert Leibowitz.


A title that not only documents the exciting life of the man who rubbed shoulders with some of the twentieth century's most important artists - including Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Wallace Stevens, and  Read more...
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"Mr. Leibowitz has written an acutely detailed, searching, and indeed discovering biography of an operose human being, the beloved New Jersey doctor and poet (and novelist and patriot-critic and Read more...

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