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William Carlos Williams

Poet, Author (17-Sep-1883 — 4-Mar-1963)


Barry Ahearn (editor). The Correspondence of William Carlos Williams & Louis Zukofsky. Wesleyan University Press. 2003. 574pp.

Barry Ahearn. William Carlos Williams and Alterity: The Early Poetry. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 183pp.

Neil Baldwin. To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, the Doctor-Poet. Atheneum. 1984. 223pp.

Zsófia Bán. Desire and De-Scription: Words and Images of Postmodernism in the Late Poetry of William Carlos Williams. Rodopi. 1999. 125pp.

Brian A. Bremen. William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture. Oxford University Press. 1993. 231pp.

James E. B. Breslin. William Carlos Williams: An American Artist. Oxford University Press. 1971. 256pp.

Ron Callan. William Carlos Williams and Transcendentalism: Fitting the Crab in a Box. St. Martin's Press. 1992. 210pp.

Robert Coles. William Carlos Williams: The Knack of Survival in America. Rutgers University Press. 1975. 185pp.

Bruce Comens. Apocalypse and After: Modern Strategy and Postmodern Tactics in Pound, Williams, and Zukofsky. University Alabama Press. 1995. 232pp.

Joel Conarroe. William Carlos Williams' Paterson: Language and Landscape. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1970. 177pp.

Bryce Conrad. Refiguring America: A Study of William Carlos Williams' In the American Grain. University of Illinois Press. 1990. 177pp.

Ian D. Copestake. The Legacy of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2007. 200pp.

T. Hugh Crawford. Modernism, Medicine & William Carlos Williams. University of Oklahoma Press. 1993. 195pp.

Terence Diggory. William Carlos Williams and the Ethics of Painting. Princeton University Press. 1991. 162pp.

Bram Dijkstra. Cubism, Stieglitz, and the Early Poetry of William Carlos Williams: The Hieroglyphics of a New Speech. Princeton University Press. 1978. 218pp.

Charles Doyle (editor). William Carlos Williams: The Critical Heritage. Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1980. 436pp.

Kerry Driscoll. William Carlos Williams and the Maternal Muse. UMI Research Press. 1987. 196pp.

Bernard Duffey. A Poetry of Presence: The Writing of William Carlos Williams. University of Wisconsin Press. 1986. 231pp.

James H. East (editor). The Humane Particulars: The Collected Letters of William Carlos Williams and Kenneth Burke. University of South Carolina Press. 2003. 288pp.

David A. Fedo. William Carlos Williams: A Poet in the American Theatre. UMI Research Press. 1983. 203pp.

Ann W. Fisher-Wirth. William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1989. 216pp.

Anthony Flinn. Approaching Authority: Transpersonal Gestures in the Poetry of Yeats, Eliot, and Williams. Bucknell University Press. 1997. 236pp.

David Frail. The Early Politics and Poetics of William Carlos Williams. UMI Research Press. 1987. 235pp.

Robert F. Gish. William Carlos Williams: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne. 1989. 215pp.

James Guimond. The Art of William Carlos Williams: A Discovery and Possession of America. University of Illinois Press. 1968. 257pp.

Peter Halter. The Revolution in the Visual Arts and the Poetry of William Carlos Williams. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 270pp.

Marilyn Kallet. Honest Simplicity in William Carlos Williams' "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower". Louisiana State University Press. 1985. 163pp.

Linda A. Kinnahan. Poetics of the Feminine: Authority and Literary Tradition in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathleen Fraser. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 302pp.

Vivienne Koch. William Carlos Williams. New Directions. 1950. 278pp.

G. Stanley Koehler. Countries of the Mind: The Poetry of William Carlos Williams. Bucknell University Press. 1998. 171pp.

Vera M. Kutzinski. Against the American Grain: Myth and History in William Carlos Williams, Jay Wright, and Nicolás Guillén. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1987. 298pp.

Kelli A. Larson. Guide to the Poetry of William Carlos Williams. Prentice-Hall. 1995. 182pp.

Margaret Glynne Lloyd. William Carlos William's Paterson: A Critical Reappraisal. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1980. 304pp.

Christopher MacGowan (editor). The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams. New York: New Directions. 1998. 165pp.

Christopher John MacGowan. William Carlos Williams's Early Poetry: The Visual Arts Background. UMI Research Press. 1984. 160pp.

Paul J. Mariani. William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked. W. W. Norton. 1990. 874pp.

Paul L. Mariani. William Carlos Williams: The Poet and His Critics. American Library Association. 1975. 271pp.

Donald W. Markos. Ideas in Things: The Poems of William Carlos Williams. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1994. 236pp.

William Marling. William Carlos Williams and the Painters, 1909-1923. Ohio University Press. 1982. 224pp.

Julio Marzán. The Spanish American Roots of William Carlos Williams. University of Texas Press. 1994. 288pp.

Jerome Mazzaro. Profile of William Carlos Williams. Columbus: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company. 1971. 117pp.

Roy Miki. The Prepoetics of William Carlos Williams: Kora in Hell. UMI Research Press. 1983. 207pp.

J. Hillis Miller (editor). William Carlos Williams: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice-Hall. 1966. 182pp.

Daniel Morris. The Writings of William Carlos Williams: Publicity for the Self. University of Missouri Press. 1995. 218pp.

Alan B. Ostrom. The Poetic World of William Carlos Williams. Southern Illinois University Press. 1966. 178pp.

M. Bernetta Quinn. Metamorphic Tradition in Modern Poetry: Essays on the Work of Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, Hart Crane, Randall Jarrell and William Butler Yeats. Rutgers University Press. 1955. 263pp.

Carl Rapp. William Carlos Williams and Romantic Idealism. University Press of New England. 1984. 163pp.

Joseph N. Riddel. The Inverted Bell: Modernism and the Counterpoetics of William Carlos Williams. Louisiana State University Press. 1974. 308pp.

Audrey T. Rodgers. Virgin and Whore: The Image of Women in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams. McFarland. 1987. 170pp.

Henry M. Sayre. The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams. University of Illinois Press. 1983. 152pp.

Peter Schmidt. William Carlos Williams, the Arts, and Literary Tradition. Louisiana State University Press. 1988. 268pp.

Louis Simpson. The Lives and Works of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot and William Carlos Williams. New York: William Morrow. 1975. 373pp.

Stephen Tapscott. American Beauty: William Carlos Williams and the Modernist Whitman. Columbia University Press. 1984. 267pp.

John C. Thirlwall (editor). The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams. New Directions. 1984. 346pp.

Rod Townley. The Early Poetry of William Carlos Williams. Cornell University Press. 1975. 203pp.

Linda Wagner-Martin. The Poems of William Carlos Williams: A Critical Study. Wesleyan University Press. 1964. 169pp.

Linda Wagner-Martin. The Prose of William Carlos Williams. Wesleyan University Press. 1970. 234pp.

Linda Wagner-Martin. William Carlos Williams: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1978. 166pp.

Emily M. Wallace. A Bibliography of William Carlos Williams. Wesleyan University Press. 1968. 354pp.

Mike Weaver. William Carlos Williams: The American Background. Cambridge University Press. 1977. 240pp.

Thomas R. Whitaker. William Carlos Williams. Twayne. 1968. 183pp.

Reed Whittemore. Six Literary Lives: The Shared Impiety of Adams, London, Sinclair, Williams, Dos Passos, and Tate. University of Missouri Press. 1992. 280pp.

Reed Whittemore. William Carlos Williams: Poet from Jersey. Houghton Mifflin. 1975. 404pp.

William Carlos Williams. Autobiography. New Directions. 1951. 402pp.

William Carlos Williams. I Wanted to Write a Poem: The Autobiography of the Works of a Poet. Beacon Press. 1958. 99pp.

William Carlos Williams. Yes, Mrs. Williams: A Personal Record of My Mother. New York: McDowell, Obolensky. 1959. 143pp.

Hugh Witemeyer (editor). Pound/Williams: Selected Letters of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams. New Directions. 1996. 352pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1232)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.824)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.757)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.1140)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.197)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.255)

  13. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1525)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.831)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1117)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.517)

  17. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.343)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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