William Carlos Williams — WHITE MULE 1st uk edition

160,00 kr.

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WHITE MULE. 1st British printing. MacGibbon and Kee, London, 1965 (1937). Publishers hardcover with very good dustwrapper, not price-clipped and protected. 266 pages. Name in ink to front inner cover else clean and overall a very well preserved copy

“White Mule is the first of a trilogy of novels by William Carlos Williams about the immigrant Stecher family in New York at the turn of the 20th century. The “White Mule” of the title refers to Flossie, the angry, assertive, uncompromising baby, who can kick like White Mule whiskey. White Mule is the story of Joe’s inner struggle between love of fine craftsmanship (he is a printer by trade) and Gurlie’s ambition to get ahead, to have him get “in the money.” But it also the story of the awakening consciousness of their children; the real heroine is the baby Flossie––she had a kick like “White Mule” whiskey––whose birth begins the book. Everything revolves around the baby and she is surely unique in literature. Dr. Williams was a pediatrician, and without sentimentality he makes of this little being, who cannot even talk, a full-scale, three-dimensional personality.”

William Carlos Williams — WHITE MULE 1st uk edition

160,00 kr.

In stock