The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912
Editor - Andrew J. Krivak
Publication Date - April 2009
Number of Pages - 397
ISBN #9780838641484
Price $65.00 - Price subject to change
This book recovers the earliest epistolary activity of one of America's most innovative and influential modernist poets. From 1902 to 1912, William Carlos Williams wrote more than 300 letters to his younger brother Edgar, an accomplished architect with whom Williams shared the desire to become 'a great artist'. This collection of 200 letters sheds new light on the aesthetic thoughts and practices with which Williams was engaged for a full decade before his unique voice emerged in the forerunner to "Paterson", "The Wanderer" (1914). Providing a comprehensive introduction, exhaustive annotation, images of poetry and artwork, and hundreds of letters never before seen by scholars, this critical edition provides substantially new material on Williams and will be an important addition to the study of early American modernism.
 Author/Editor Biographies
Dr. Andrew J. Krivak is an independent scholar and writer in the filed of twentieth-century Anglo and American poetry and literature. He holds a PhD from Rutgers University in literary modernism and has written widely on early William Carlos Williams. He is also the author of a work of creative nonfiction, A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life, and is currently engaged in research on modernist writers' portrayal of the Great War on the Italian and Austro-Hungarian fronts. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.


The William Carlos Williams Society has awarded Andrew J. Krivak the Louis Martz Prize of 2009 for his editing of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912!
 Scholarly Reviews
G Grieve-Carlson Lebanon Valley College - Choice October 2009
Natalie Gerber STate University of New York Fedonia - Resources for American Litera
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