In the American Grain

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1925.

Price: $200.00

Hardcover. First edition. Rubbed, thus very good, with the front panel of the uncommon dustwrapper laid in. This copy from the library of Mina and Murray Kempton, the latter being the journalist, editor and author of *Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events* and *Part of Our Time,* who in 1985 won a Pulitzer Prize for his columns in *Newsday*.

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In the American Grain. William Carlos WILLIAMS.

William Carlos Williams
birth name: William Carlos Williams
born: 9/17/1883
died: 3/4/1963

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American poet who succeeded in making the ordinary appear extraordinary through the clarity and discreteness of his imagery. Williams, trained as a pediatrician, devoted himself to a lifetime of poetry writing and medical practice in his hometown. In Al Que Quiere! (1917), roughly translated "To Him Who Wants It," his style is distinctly his own. Characteristic poems that express Williams' fresh, direct impression of the sensuous world are the frequently anthologized "Lighthearted William" and "By the Road to the Contagious Hospital" and "The Red Wheelbarrow," both of the latter published in Spring and All (1923). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

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