An American original… he stole time to create the most substantial one-man body of literature in our history. When he died at 79, he had no peer as the total American writer. His language rolled clean off the American tongue. His emotions were torn from the national consciousness, like a page from the morning paper. More than Robert Frost, perhaps more than Eliot, Williams shaped the present in American poetry… his writing needs a million readers and this Reader is a great place to begin.
—Webster Schott, Life

Available October 1, 1969

The William Carlos Williams Reader

Poetry by William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams’s place among the great poets of our century is firmly established. This anthology of selections drawn from the whole range of his work––poetry, fiction, autobiography, drama and essays––shows conclusively that his prose was also remarkably original, versatile and powerful. It has been edited by M. L. Rosenthal, literary critic and Professor of English at New York University.

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9780811202398
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William Carlos Williams

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

An American original… he stole time to create the most substantial one-man body of literature in our history. When he died at 79, he had no peer as the total American writer. His language rolled clean off the American tongue. His emotions were torn from the national consciousness, like a page from the morning paper. More than Robert Frost, perhaps more than Eliot, Williams shaped the present in American poetry… his writing needs a million readers and this Reader is a great place to begin.
—Webster Schott, Life