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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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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions Books; Fifth edition. edition (January 17, 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811202348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811202343
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very fine survey of Williams' poems written in a ten year period spanning the 50s and early 60s. At first, I found Williams' somewhat unusual forms difficult, but discovered that with a little patience (and reading the poems aloud to myself) I was able to connect and the poems began to resonate. I found great wisdom and beauty. The volume concludes with "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower," a stunning, sweeping love poem (despite its peculiar title.) The poem weaves together Williams' reverence for poetry, his artistic vision, and his political philosophy all in the context of a very personal and touching love poem which builds to a powerful climax. The book's cover quotes W.H. Auden's comment that this is "one of the most beautiful love poems in the language." I concur. This is the poem that includes Williams affirmation of the value of poetic consciousness in a politcal and social conext: It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. It also contains Williams exilerating affirmation: Only the imagination is real!
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This collection of poems from Williams's later years is ripe with the mastery of his craft. Uneven at times, as he always was, these poems reflect his later experiments with the "variable foot" and his turn towards a more philosophic tone that came after his series of strokes in the fifties. What they also show is that Williams was at the end of his life (not unlike W.B. Yeats) once again renewing himself and even reinventing himself --like America. Truly these are great American poems.
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Perhaps of all the books of modern and contemporary poetry Williams's last collection may be the one I would most hate to do without. In it Williams took all his fascination with the rhythms of American speech, the experimentation and Imagism of his youth and middle age and went past them into a classical, almost mysterious mastery of form and emotional equipoise. Affection, dismay, humor--and, in the long poem "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower," Williams's most beautiful verses on marital love as the victim and vanquisher of death--all crystalline, all written as if in a state of grace. A lifetime of doctoring is behind these poems, and very, very few twentieth century poets were granted the time, luck and determination to achieve this late-Shakespearean wisdom--Yeats himself, combative to the end, stopped just short of it, I think. Plain as they are, pawkish and teasing as they can be, these poems are wine, and you neglect them to your loss.
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This was the book that won the Pulitzer Prize for William Carlos Williams. It was also his last book of poetry. The book is brilliant like all of his writings, but I feel that the poetry books of his that most certainly deserved to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry were Sour Grapes, Spring and All or even Al Que Quiere!. These three books, and others like The Desert Music and The Clouds, I, personally, find to be superior to Pictures from Brueghel. Maybe he was just too far ahead of his time to be properly appreciated. Maybe since he was old and dying the Pulitzer was decided to be given to him as an honorary nod for his total body of work. A nod and a recognition that he was unique and far ahead of his time. Either way, William Carlos Williams was a genius and every book he wrote was brilliant.
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In spite of winning the Pulitzer Prize, this is an underappreciated volume by one of the most alluded to poets of the 20th Century. He is in theory well regarded and included in survey courses and not infrequently "The Red Wheelbarrow" appears on tee shirts and essay questions. "Pictures from Brueghel ands Other Poems" reveals his intelligent ekphrastic tones, the lyrical "Desert Music" is a lovely lyric of appreciation of partial alienation. They do what so many poems currently struggle to accomplish, but WCW accomplishes it with the appearance of off handed intelligence that has marked his genius.
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