William Carlos Williams





William Carlos Williams


Born
in Rutherford, New Jersey, The United States
September 17, 1883

Died
March 04, 1963

Genre


William Carlos Williams was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician," wrote biographer Linda Wagner-Martin. During his long lifetime, Williams excelled both as a poet and a physician.

Although his primary occupation was as a doctor, Williams had a full literary career. His work consists of short stories, poems, plays, novels, critical essays, an autobiography, translations and correspondence. He wrote at night and spent weekends in New York City with friends—writers and artists like the avant-garde painters Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia and the poets Wallace Stevens and Maria
...more

Average rating: 4.14 · 101,539 ratings · 2,136 reviews · 149 distinct works · Similar authors
Selected Poems

by
4.15 avg rating — 11,526 ratings — published 1949 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Collected Poems, Vol. 1...

by
4.19 avg rating — 5,568 ratings — published 1951 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Collected Poems, Vol. 2...

by
4.27 avg rating — 3,456 ratings — published 1967 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Paterson

4.15 avg rating — 2,101 ratings — published 1946 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pictures from Brueghel and ...

4.26 avg rating — 1,130 ratings — published 1962 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spring and All

4.23 avg rating — 1,061 ratings — published 1923 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the American Grain (New ...

by
3.94 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 1925 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Imaginations

by
4.27 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Doctor Stories

by
3.93 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Use of Force

3.12 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1938
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by William Carlos Williams…
“It's a strange courage
you give me ancient star:
Shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!”
William Carlos Williams

This is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold”
William Carlos Williams

“We sit and talk,
quietly, with long lapses of silence
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes
which has no speech”
William Carlos Williams, Paterson

Polls


William Carlos Williams
 
  37 votes, 52.1%

Wallace Stevens
 
  34 votes, 47.9%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Book Challenge: Inna's 200 in 2010 67 674 Apr 09, 2010 05:52AM  
Bright Young Things: William Carlos Williams 13 45 Dec 28, 2012 08:03PM  
Classics Without ...: This topic has been closed to new comments. What else are you reading? (January 2013) 136 355 Feb 13, 2013 08:21AM  
The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Author Alphabet 3718 2932 Mar 14, 2013 03:16PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Summer 2013 685 99 Aug 31, 2013 09:06PM  
The BURIED Book Club: William Carlos Williams 11 37 Jan 11, 2014 09:12AM  
Short & Sweet Treats: Walt Whitman 19 55 Jul 27, 2014 10:10AM