Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems: Collected Poems 1950-1962

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New Directions Publishing, 1962 - American poetry - 184 pages
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This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the second and third parts are the complete texts of The Desert Music (1954) and Journey to Love (1955), originally published by Random House. In these books, Dr. Williams perfected his "variable foot" metric and achieved full mastery of the "American idiom" which was his lifelong first concern. Among the poems of this period is the long "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" which W. H. Auden has called "one of the most beautiful love poems in the language." Pictures from Brueghel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry only two months after William Carlos Williams' death on March 4, 1963.

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The collection is composed of The Desert Music , Journey to Love , and Pictures from Brueghel. Unlike The Desert Music and Journey to Love the poems of Pictures from Brueghel aren't written in triadic ... Read full review

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WC Williams gets old, reads a bunch of books, looks at a lot of art, goes to Mexico, rediscovers meter, learns again to love his wife, and, indeed, becomes a rose in the galaxy of poets. Read full review

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William 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.

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