William Carlos Williams — In the American Grain. Essays

300,00 kr.

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In the American Grain. Essays. Introduction by Horace Gregory. 1st British printing. MacGibbon and Kee, London, 1966. Publishers hardcover with very good caramel colored dustwrapper, not price-clipped and protected. 234 pages. Clean, very well preserved copy

First UK edition

“William Carlos Williams’ loving and groundbreaking book about American history – (…) a modern classic that went generally unnoticed during the years after its publication in 1925. Yet it is “a fundamental book, essential if one proposes to come to terms with American literature” (Times Literary Supplement). William Carlos Williams was not a historian, but he was fascinated by the texture of American history. Beginning with Columbus’s discovery of the Indies and moving on through Sir Walter Raleigh, Cotton Mather, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln, Williams found in the fabric of familiar episodes new shades of meaning and configurations of character. He brought a poetic imagination to the task of reconstructing a live tradition for Americans, and what results is one of the finest works of prose to have been penned by any writer of the twentieth century”

William Carlos Williams — In the American Grain. Essays

300,00 kr.

In stock