William Carlos Williams is widely acknowledged to be among the most important American poets of the twentieth century. This collection includes sixteen new essays from many of the world's leading authorities on Williams, and is published to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of his death in 1963. The volume contains fresh assessments of the nature and extent of Williams's profound and enduring impact on contemporary American poetic traditions, while providing a platform for appraising the neglected achievement of Williams as a writer of fiction and short stories. In doing so these and other essays highlight the nature and importance of Williams's relationship to working class life in twentieth-century America. Additionally, the volume groups together studies focusing on the enduring legacy of Williams's long poem, Paterson, and essays which revise Williams's perceived neglect of African-American and Native-American culture and history.
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Ian D. Copestake (1969) was born on the Wirral and graduated from Warwick University in 1991 with a BA Hons degree in English and American literature. He completed an MA in American Literature at University of Leeds (1992-1993) and later received a PhD at the University of Leeds (1993-2000). His thesis subject was the poetry of William Carlos Williams (twentieth-century American poetry). He is a research fellow in American literature at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt. The author of various articles and reviews relating to his interests in contemporary American fiction and twentieth-century poetry, he is also editor of Rigor of Beauty: Essays in Commemoration of William Carlos Williams.Review:
«Copestake's collection brings fresh insights into Williams's modernist dimensions, especially his tireless efforts to define a poetics that could evolve as the culture itself changed. The poet's own diversity is central to this commemorative volume, an important addition to Williams studies.» (Theodora Rapp Graham, Modernism/Modernity)
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Book Description Peter Lang Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Unread copy in very good condition, some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. November2017. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000147840