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The Resource "Something urgent I have to say to you" : the life and works of William Carlos Williams, Herbert Leibowitz

"Something urgent I have to say to you" : the life and works of William Carlos Williams, Herbert Leibowitz

Label
"Something urgent I have to say to you" : the life and works of William Carlos Williams
Title
"Something urgent I have to say to you"
Title remainder
the life and works of William Carlos Williams
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Leibowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Herbert Leibowitz's "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You" provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era--Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Louis Zukofsky, among others--Williams made a radical break with the modernist tradition by seeking to invent an entirely fresh and singularly American poetic, whose subject matter derived from the everyday lives of the citizens and poor immigrant communities of northern New Jersey. His poems mirrored both the conflicts of his own life and the convulsions that afflicted American society--two world wars, a rampaging flu pandemic, and the Great Depression. Leibowitz's biography offers a compelling description of his work, as well as a rounded portrait of a complicated man"--Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leibowitz, Herbert A
Dewey number
  • 811/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I544
LC item number
Z619 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Poets, American
Label
"Something urgent I have to say to you" : the life and works of William Carlos Williams, Herbert Leibowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetry as biographical evidence -- Roots and branches of the family tree -- "Halfway to hell" -- Youthful fumblings -- Many loves -- A risqué liaison with the fabulous baroness -- Adventures in the skin trade -- Experimental breakthroughs -- The "strange phosphorus" of American history -- Revisiting the seductions of Europe -- Confronting the Great Depression -- New directions in a tumultuous decade -- Poetry, the mistress, and medicine, the wife -- The poet in a time of war -- The magnificent torso: Paterson -- The lion in winter
Control code
681499519
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 496 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374113292
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010046548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)681499519
Label
"Something urgent I have to say to you" : the life and works of William Carlos Williams, Herbert Leibowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poetry as biographical evidence -- Roots and branches of the family tree -- "Halfway to hell" -- Youthful fumblings -- Many loves -- A risqué liaison with the fabulous baroness -- Adventures in the skin trade -- Experimental breakthroughs -- The "strange phosphorus" of American history -- Revisiting the seductions of Europe -- Confronting the Great Depression -- New directions in a tumultuous decade -- Poetry, the mistress, and medicine, the wife -- The poet in a time of war -- The magnificent torso: Paterson -- The lion in winter
Control code
681499519
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 496 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374113292
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010046548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)681499519

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