TWO AMERICAN POETS: WALLACE STEVENS AND WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS.
- New York: Grolier Club, The, 2019.
- 6 x 9 inches
- 256 pages
- ISBN: 9781605830797
Price: $35.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 134532
Catalogue of the exhibition at the Grolier Club, January 16-February 23, 2019, photographically illustrated and with essays by biographer Paul Mariani, poets Paul Muldoon and Daniel Halpern, and collector Alan Klein.
Illuminating the parallel and overlapping careers and relationships of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, the exhibition juxtaposes the two poets with unique material on view for the first time. It provides a remarkable opportunity to better understand the overlapping careers of Stevens and Williams, their development as poets, the progression of their reputations and the development of American modernism.
Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams are widely recognized as two of the towering giants of mid-twentieth-century American poetry, but are rarely thought of together despite their mutual admiration and personal relationship spanning over forty years. Almost exact contemporaries, they met in New York in 1914 at a formative point in their development as poets. These collections of Stevens and Williams, about 250 items assembled over the past twenty years include fascinating and unique items ranging from each of Stevens's and Williams's school days in the 1890s throughout their lives until shortly before Williams's death in 1963.
With 87 illustrations in color. Designed by Jerry Kelly.