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The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams

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New Directions has long published poet William Carlos Williams’ entire body of short fiction as The Farmers’ Daughters (1961). This new edition of The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams contains all fifty-two stories combining the early collections The Knife of the Times (1932), Life Along the Passaic (1938) with the later collection Make Light of It (1950) and t ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 17th 1996 by New Directions (first published 1996)
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Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: the burden of loveliness
Recommended to Mariel by: camera-eye
This flight to the woods or something like it, is a thing we most of us have yearned for at one time or another, particularly those of us who live in the big cities. As Rivers did. For in their jumble we have lost touch with ourselves, have become indeed not authentic persons, but fantastic shapes in some gigantic fever dream. He, at least, had the courage to break with it and to go.


I wanted to know all of the time what the people pulling him felt about the doctor. The symbiotic intruder to thei
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GK Stritch
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Pulls No Punches and Packs a Wallop. A tough man at a tough time dealing with tough people in a tough place, the stories stand the test of time--and shocked the readers of the day, which were few. As I go deeper into exploration of WCW (which came about through interest in Kerouac and Ginsberg and a local William Paterson University connection, to whom I am grateful) he continues to exceed expectations with the force and clarity of his vision, and, yes, it's apparent how the doctoring and wr ...more
Sara
Apr 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: doctors, readers, practical and interesting people
This is good. One of the stories has a violent, emotional hospital scene with all of these intense fighting immigrant women. WCW has strong feeling about the other docors' dismissal of patients. Williams seems noble, but not liek he's trying to brag on it. One of the pieces is sexy and it's about WCW carrying around these pictures of a sexy woman in his trunk. I love the one about the compulsive woman and the one about the girl with acne. I also love the way he works all day as a doctor and then ...more
Tony Gualtieri
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful stories written with an ear towards capturing the vernacular. Many of these brief tales are plotless dialogues exploring a turn of phrase. WCW was a true radical and I don't think we've yet caught up with him.
Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion
This collection includes:

1. The Knife Of The Times, And Other Stories * (1 Star)

2. Life along the Passaic River **** (4 Stars)

3. Beer and Cold Cuts *** (3 Stars)

4. The Farmers' Daughters *** (3 Stars)
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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, Will
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