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The embodiment of knowledge / William Carlos Williams; edited with an introduction by Ron Loewinsohn

Main Author Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 Secondary Author Loewinsohn, Ron Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : A New Directions Book, cop. 1974 Description XXV, 198 p. ; 21 cm ISBN 0-8112-0553-3 CDU 820(73) WILLIAMS
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WCW, The Embodiment of Knowledge. Early essays.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • The Embodiment of Knowledge (p. 1)
  • The Beginnings of an American Education (p. 3)
  • Example of Boy Beginning His "Education" (p. 8)
  • The Beginnings of an American Education Chapter 2. the Address Toward Collegiate Study. The New in Art (p. 10)
  • [shakespeare] (p. 11)
  • The Modern Primer (p. 17)
  • French Painting (p. 21)
  • Science and Philosophy (p. 26)
  • Poetry (p. 31)
  • The History of a Coterie (p. 33)
  • On Things in General (p. 36)
  • The Embodiment of Knowledge Etc (p. 41)
  • America or the Embodiment of Knowledge (p. 43)
  • Chapter 1 (p. 46)
  • Chapter 2 (p. 49)
  • Chapter 4 6 9 Etc (p. 50)
  • Chapter 1 (p. 55)
  • Children (p. 57)
  • Daring (p. 58)
  • [the Burden of Proof] (p. 59)
  • [the Embodiment of Knowledge] (p. 62)
  • [bacon and Shakespeare] (p. 68)
  • [philosophy, Science and Poetry] (p. 71)
  • Apology (p. 76)
  • Philosophy (p. 79)
  • ["Humanization" Vs. "Utilization" Of Knowledge] (p. 83)
  • Prose Essays1914-1929 (p. 84)
  • [goethe and Shakespeare] (p. 89)
  • The New World (p. 90)
  • [shakespeare] (p. 99)
  • An Essay on William Shakespeare My Grandfather (p. 110)
  • The Refinement (p. 115)
  • The Skeleton of the Times (p. 122)
  • The Embodiment of Knowledge (p. 125)
  • The Importance of Place (p. 131)
  • [francis Bacon and Shakespeare] (p. 136)
  • Shakespeare (p. 137)
  • The Logic of Modern Letters, Primary (p. 141)
  • The Logic of Modern Poetry (p. 145)
  • (a Sketch For) the Beginnings Of An American Education (p. 146)
  • [the Pluralism of Experience] (p. 149)
  • Five Philosophical Essays (p. 151)
  • Foreword (p. 153)
  • 1 Faith and Knowledge (p. 154)
  • 2 Beauty and Truth (p. 159)
  • 3 Constancy and Freedom (p. 170)
  • 4 Love and Service (p. 178)
  • 5 Waste and Use (p. 186)
  • Notes (p. 193)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Poet, artist, and practicing physician of Rutherford, New Jersey, William Carlos Williams wrote poetry that was experimental in form, ranging from imagism to objectivism, with great originality of idiom and human vitality. Credited with changing and directing American poetry toward a new metric and language, he also wrote a large number of short stories and novels. Paterson (1946--58), about the New Jersey city of that name, was his epic and places him with Ezra Pound of the Cantos as one of the great shapers of the long poem in this century.

National recognition did not come early, but eventually Williams received many honors, including a vice-presidency of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1952); the Bollingen Prize (1953); the $5,000 fellowship of the Academy of American Poets; the Loines Award for poetry of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1948); and the Brandeis Award (1957). Book II of Paterson received the first National Book Award for poetry in 1949. Williams was named consultant in poetry in English to the Library of Congress for 1952--53.

Williams's continuously inventive style anchored not only objectivism, the school to which he most properly belongs, but also a long line of subsequent poets as various as Robert Lowell, Frank O'Hara, and Allen Ginsberg. With Stevens, he forms one of the most important sources of a specifically American tradition of modernism.

In addition to his earlier honors, Williams received two important awards posthumously, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1963) and the Gold Medal for Poetry from the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1963).

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