The poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford / Wendell Berry.

Acclaimed essayist and poet Wendell Berry was born and has always lived in a "provincial" part of the country. In an effort to adapt his writing to his place of Henry County, Kentucky, Berry discovered an enduringly useful example in the work of William Carlos Williams. In Williams' c...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Format: Book
Published: Berkeley, CA : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Counterpoint ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2011.
Table of Contents:
  • A prologue
  • The struggle toward a credible language
  • The kind of poet he was
  • The problems of a local commitment
  • Local adaptation
  • "No ideas but in things"
  • A matter of necessity
  • Two mysteries : inspiration and talent
  • Art conscious and learnable
  • Line and syntax
  • The three-part line
  • Economy and form
  • Measure
  • Rhythm
  • The structure of sounds
  • A love poem
  • More on the context of locality
  • The prose of Spring and all
  • The eternal moment and the ground underfoot
  • Completeness
  • Imagination, invention, and reality
  • Williams and Eliot.