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|Named Person:||William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams; William Carlos Williams|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Herbert A Leibowitz
|Description:||xxix, 496 pages  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.
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 Allen Ginsberg - but provides a fresh perspective on the poetry that inspired a whole new movement in American verse.
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