William Carlos Williams Poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore

$ 12.00

William Carlos Williams Poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore is a 404-page hardcover published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975.  The dust jacket has some chips and wear along the edges.  Inside, there is some bumping to the spine and some notations in pencil throughout.

Book Summary

Reed Whittemore's penetrating life of the most quintessentially American Poet since Whitman tells Williams' whole story:  his enigmatic, displaced parents; medical school at the University of Pennsylvania where he began his important friendship with Ezra Pound; the ups and downs of his lifelong marriage to Florence Herman; the early years of struggle and anonymity; the little magazines and the birth of modernism; alliances and quarrels with Alfred Stieglitz, Robert McAlmon, Ford Madox Ford, Louis Zukofsky, and others; Williams' "stealing" of time from family and patients for his writing; Paterson and recognition by the establishment; the Library of Congress fiasco; and finally, fame, a picture in Time, and adulation as a master by a generation of poets. 

ISBN:  0-395-20735-5