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Description - Imaginations by William Carlos Williams

Written between 1920 and 1932, all five were first published in small editions, three of them in France. These are pivotal and seminal works, books in which a great writer was charting the course he later would follow, experimenting freely, boldly searching for a new kind of prose style to express "the power of the imagination to hold human beings to life and propel them onward." The prose-poem improvisations (Kora in Hell) ...the interweaving of prose and poetry in alternating passages (Spring and All and The Descent of Winter) ...an antinovel whose subject is the impossibility of writing "The Great American Novel" in America ...automatic writing (A Novelette) ...these are the challenges which Williams accepted and brilliantly met in his early work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811202299
ISBN-10: 0811202291
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 28mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 17-Jan-1971
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), author of Paterson and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Pictures from Brueghel, is widely considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Also a short-story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator, he helped in a big way to establish modernism in America.

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