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The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams, edited by Christopher MacGowan

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The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams
Title
The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher MacGowan
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Language
eng
Summary
The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams is the most engaging and lively of literary correspondences - at once a portrait of two geniuses, the testimony of their remarkable friendship, and a seedbed of ideas about American poetry. With a 1951 fan letter, the young British poet introduced herself to Williams, and by 1959, Williams is congratulating Levertov on her growth. The letters also chronicle their search (individually and together) for a set of formal poetic principles, a search which culminated for Levertov in 1965, when she coined the term "organic form." The warmth, the directness, the flavorsome individuality of the letters - 34 from Levertov and 42 from Williams - increased with their growing intimacy and mutual regard. Always intriguing, their independent-minded letters, which end with the elder poet's death in 1962, have great piquancy and charm. Denise Levertov herself initiated this project, and was then, in the year before her death, "fascinated to read the exchange." This edition also includes the correspondence between Levertov and Williams's widow Florence. Professor Christopher MacGowan, the noted Williams scholar, contributes a superb introduction and informative annotations throughout
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DLC
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1923-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levertov, Denise
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3562.E8876
LC item number
Z49 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1883-1963
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • MacGowan, Christopher J.
  • Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
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  • Levertov, Denise
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Levertov, Denise
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Poets, American
  • Poets, American
  • Briefsammlung
Label
The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams, edited by Christopher MacGowan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39354357
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780811213929
Lccn
98034194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39354357
Label
The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams, edited by Christopher MacGowan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39354357
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780811213929
Lccn
98034194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39354357

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