This is powerful but not comfortable reading, in the prose of a poet and the vision of a healer. I wish… all doctors could read it. He was a good man and a good poet, for both of which we, with Dr. Coles, ‘as many in New Jersey had occasion to say during the first half of this century, say and say again: Thank you, Dr. Williams.’

Wall Street Journal

Available October 1, 1984

The Doctor Stories

Fiction by William Carlos Williams

Not just for students and doctors, this volume contains the thirteen “doctor stories” from the collected stories (The Farmers’ Daughters), several of Williams’s most famous poems on medical matters, and “The Practice” from The Autobiography. These writings, together with Dr. Robert Coles’s enthusiastic appraisal of teaching Williams and Dr. William Eric Williams’s personal and touching filial account, “My Father, the Doctor,” make up an intriguing and timely study of the poet as a physician of rare humanity and self-knowledge. As Coles suggests, Dr. Williams’s writing can help many others take a knowing look at the medical profession.

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Paperback (published October 1, 1984)

ISBN
9780811209267
Price US
13.95
Price CN
16
Page Count
142

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ISBN
9780811220156

William Carlos Williams

One of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, William Carlos Williams is “The cornerstone of New Directions”

This is powerful but not comfortable reading, in the prose of a poet and the vision of a healer. I wish… all doctors could read it. He was a good man and a good poet, for both of which we, with Dr. Coles, ‘as many in New Jersey had occasion to say during the first half of this century, say and say again: Thank you, Dr. Williams.’

Wall Street Journal