Paterson

Category: Book
By (author): Williams, William Carlos
Series: New Directions Paperback 806 806
Subject:  POETRY / American / African American
  POETRY / American / General
  POETRY / General
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: September 1995
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.85in
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From The Publisher*Paterson is both a place-the New Jersey city in whom the person (the poet's own life) and the public (the history of the region) are combined. Originally four books (published individually between 1946 and 1951), the structure of Paterson (in Dr. Williams' words) "follows the course of teh Passaic River" from above the great falls to its entrance into the sea. The unexpected Book Five, published in 1958, affirms the triumphant life of the imagination, in spite of age and death. This revised edition has been meticulously re-edited by Christopher MacGowan, who has supplied a wealth of notes and explanatory material.
Biographical NoteWilliam 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.