The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams: The Volumes of Collected Poetry As Lyrical Sequences
The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams: The Volumes of Collected Poetry As Lyrical Sequences by Robert Cirasa
The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams: The Volumes of Collected Poetry As Lyrical Sequences Author: Robert Cirasa
Title: The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams: The Volumes of Collected Poetry As Lyrical Sequences
ISBN: 0838635768
ISBN13: 978-0838635766
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Pages: 342 pages
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (January 1, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1775 kb
Size EPUB version: 1358 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




In this book, Robert J. Cirasa contends that William Carlos Williams's The Collected Poems 1921-1931 and The Complete Collected Poems 1906-1938 are truly "lost" works of major accomplishment in the Williams canon. In each, Williams took as the basic element, or constituent sections, of these two large-scale literary structures the tacit lyrical sequences that had constituted his originally separate volumes of verse, also added new groupings as he made changes to the old, and fashioned them all into a unique series of lyrical sequence (a lyrical super-sequence) that gave unified lyrical definition and compelling lyrical immediacy to the whole of his poetic development. Together, the two works stand equal to Paterson in belying the still occasionally expressed view of Williams as primarily a miniaturist.