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Description - Yes, Mrs. Williams: Poet's Portrait of His Mother by William Carlos Williams

The distinguished American poet, William Carlos Williams, portrays the life, thoughts, and character of his mother through recreations of her conversations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811208321
ISBN-10: 081120832X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 132mm x 12mm)
Pages: 158
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1982
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Yes, Mrs. Williams: Poet's Portrait of His Mother by William Carlos Williams

US Kirkus Review » A literary obeisance pays tribute to the dominant, difficult, impetuous, impatient, charming, romantic Raquel Elaine Rose Hoheb Williams- his mother- in the acknowledgement of "what I find good in my own life". In his own words, but chiefly in hers, in the recording of scattered conversations held with her from 1924 to her death, the memoir consists of occasional sayings- trivial to timeless- of dreams- of a poem (her only one)- of passing phrases occasionally in French or Spanish, as his mother was Puerto Rican born, then went to Paris as an art student before she settled down to domesticity. Her last years,handicapped by blindness, deafness, and a broken hip, did not impair her spirit which survives here in the fragmentation of remembered "intervals".... A personal, and in a sense special momento. (Kirkus Reviews)


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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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