Additional Resources for In the American Grain by William Carlos Williams

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Guimond, James, The Art of William Carlos Williams: A Discovery and Possession of America, University of Illinois Press, 1968.

Guimond's book was one of the first full-length studies of Williams's work. Unlike many other books about modernist poets, Guimond's concentrates on the cultural background of the poet and on his relationship to his society.

Kutzinski, Vera, Against the American Grain, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

Kutzinski, a professor in the English Language and Literature department at Yale University, provides a critical interpretation of Williams's relationship to his home continent.

Lowney, John, The American Avant-Garde Tradition, Bucknell University Press, 1997.

Lowney's concern is with the marketing of "avantgarde" art and its relationship to mass culture. He argues that, although we are encouraged to understand Williams's poetry as anti-popular, Williams actually desired mass popularity—and was not shy about encouraging his publishers to get out and sell his books.

Mariani, Paul, William...

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