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William Carlos Williams: An American Dad (New Directions Paperbook)

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In this fresh and intriguing biography/memoir, William Eric Williams reveals the true character, the actual pecularities of the daily life of an iconic American poet, "the man I remember, my father and my colleague as a doctor." In seventeen vivid sketches William Eric approaches his dad through such everyday things as the house, food, cars, baseball, gardening, money. His candor about his father's love and admiration of women, the "Girls" in his life, will startle and delight the reader. With quotations from intimate family letters and diaries, we get a penetrating portrait of WCW in relation to his imperious artist mother, his elegant and hardworking English father, his handsome, gifted architect brother, and especially his indispensable, "tough as nails," much loved wife, Florence or Flossie, who made everything possible. Paul Herman Williams, the younger brother of William Eric, also contributes a vigorous and charmingly detailed remembrance, "A Letter to My Father on His 100th Birthday," and grand-daughter Suzanne Williams Sinclaire writes movingly on living with Poppops and Nana as a child. Many rare photographs, from the archives of the family and libraries and museums, accompany the texts.

Synopsis:

A heartwarming appreciation of an extraordinary father.

Synopsis:

is made up of seventeen biographical sketches by William Eric Williams plus "A Letter to My Father on His 100th Birthday" by Paul Herman. It approaches Williams through everyday things such as gardening and baseball, and goes into some detail about his immediate family members. There are over sixty photos.

About the Author

Emily Mitchell Wallace, a scholar renowned for her illustrated talks and articles on Williams and other modernists, compiled A Bibliography of William Carlos Williams under the watchful eyes of Dr. and Mrs. Williams and Donald Gallup at Yale. She is now at the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811216166
Author:
Williams, William Eric
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
With:
Williams, Paul Herman
Editor:
Wallace, Emily Mitchell
Author:
Sinclaire, Suzanne Williams
Author:
Paul HERMAN. Williams,
Author:
Paul H. Williams,
Author:
Williams, Paul Herman
Author:
Wallace, Emily Wallace
Author:
Wallace, Emily M.
Author:
Williams, William E.
Author:
Emily MITCHELL. Wallace,
Author:
Emily M. Wallace,
Author:
Williams, Paul H
Author:
William ERIC. Williams,
Author:
William E. Williams,
Author:
Wallace, Emily Mitchell
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Series:
New Directions Paperbook
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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William Carlos Williams: An American Dad (New Directions Paperbook) New Trade Paper
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"Synopsis" by , A heartwarming appreciation of an extraordinary father.
"Synopsis" by , is made up of seventeen biographical sketches by William Eric Williams plus "A Letter to My Father on His 100th Birthday" by Paul Herman. It approaches Williams through everyday things such as gardening and baseball, and goes into some detail about his immediate family members. There are over sixty photos.
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