Williams, William Carlos
- born Sept. 17, 1883, Rutherford, N.J., U.S.died March 4, 1963, RutherfordU.S. poet.Trained as a pediatrician, Williams wrote poetry and practiced medicine in his hometown. He is noted for making the ordinary appear extraordinary through clear and discrete imagery, as in the fresh and direct impressions of the sensuous world expressed in "The Red Wheelbarrow," from Spring and All (1923). Paterson (1946–58), a five-part long poem, evokes a complex vision of modern American life. In 1963 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Pictures from Brueghel (1962). His numerous prose works include essays, a trilogy of novels, short stories, drama, and autobiography.
* * *▪ American poetborn Sept. 17, 1883, Rutherford, N.J., U.S.died March 4, 1963, RutherfordU.S. poet who succeeded in making the ordinary appear extraordinary through the clarity and discreteness of his imagery.After receiving an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1906 and after internship in New York and graduate study in pediatrics in Leipzig, he returned in 1910 to a lifetime of poetry and medical practice in his hometown.In Al Que Quiere! (1917; “To Him Who Wants It!”) his style was distinctly his own. Characteristic poems that proffer Williams' fresh, direct impression of the sensuous world are the frequently anthologized “Lighthearted William,” “By the Road to the Contagious Hospital,” and “Red Wheelbarrow.”In the 1930s during the Depression, his images became less a celebration of the world and more a catalog of its wrongs. Such poems as “Proletarian Portrait” and “The Yachts” reveal his skill in conveying attitudes by presentation rather than explanation.In Paterson (5 vol., 1946–58), Williams expressed the idea of the city, which in its complexity also represents man in his complexity. The poem is based on the industrial city in New Jersey on the Passaic River and evokes a complex vision of America and modern man.A prolific writer of prose, Williams' In the American Grain (1925) analyzed the American character and culture through essays on historical figures. Three novels form a trilogy about a family—White Mule (1937), In the Money (1940), and The Build-Up (1952). Among his notable short stories are “Jean Beicke,” “A Face of Stone,” and “The Farmers' Daughters.” His play A Dream of Love (published 1948) was produced in off-Broadway and academic theatres. Williams' Autobiography appeared in 1951, and in 1963 he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his Pictures from Brueghel, and Other Poems (1962). William Carlos Williams, by the poet Reed Whittemore, was published in 1975.
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Williams,William Carlos — Williams, William Carlos. 1883 1963. American poet whose verse is marked by a lucid, spare style and vivid observations of the everyday. His works include Collected Poems (1934) and Paterson (1946 1958). * * * … Universalium
Williams, William Carlos — ► (1883 1963) Escritor estadounidense. Con Pound constituye el frente del vanguardismo de su país. Autor de El constructor (1952) y Adán y Eva y la ciudad (1936). * * * (17 sep. 1883, Rutherford, N.J., EE.UU.–4 mar. 1963, Rutherford). Poeta… … Enciclopedia Universal
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William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts — The William Carlos Williams Center is a private, not for profit performing arts and cinema complex located in downtown Rutherford, New Jersey. The center was named after the Pulitzer prize winning poet and physician William Carlos Williams.The… … Wikipedia
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