Poems 1963-1983. First Edition in dustjacket


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WILLIAMS, C. K. Poems 1963-1983. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, (1988). First Edition. Pp (14),3-244. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "C.K. Williams's fifth book of poems, Flesh and Blood, won the 1967 National Book Crcle Award in poetry, bringing wide recognition to a writer who has earned a reputation among his peers as one of the most powerful and originalAmerican poets of his generation. Poems 1963-1983 brings together the body of Williams's work published before Flesh and Blood, much of it unavailabl e for some time. The collection includes Williams's first book, Lies (1969), praised for its ferocity and gift for metaphor; I Am the Bitter Name (1972), in which be boldly confronts political and moral issues; With Ignorance(1977) where he first develops the long, expansive line that has become a hallmark of his mature work; and Tar (1983), one of the most widely praisedbooks of poetry in the last decade, in which Williams's distinctive voice attains a new level of expressive force. Also reprinted is a group of poemsbased on the Japanese Poet Issa, The Lark. The Thrush. The Starling., writ ten in the late seventies and published in 1983. Williams's form and style metamorphose from book to book to meet the shifting challenges of his subject matter. One thing remains constant, however: the complex and moving depiction of a profound conscience as it engages reality in all its unloveliness, difficulty, and unexpected grace." (from the dj). Very good in browned, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Poems 1963-1983. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: WILLIAMS, C. K.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1988, ISBN:0374235163:

Seller ID: 113034