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"Honest Simplicity in William Carlos Williams' "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower""

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Identifier: MS-3809

This collection is a manuscript written by Marilyn Kallet entitled "Honest Simplicity in William Carlos Williams' "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"". In it, Kallet provides a study of the effect of turmoil on William Carlos Williams' output and theorizing. For Kallet, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" is a poem that reaches into the depths of Williams' creative spirit. This poem was originally published in 1955 as a part of Williams' anthology Journey to Love.

Dates

  • 1985

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Abstract

This collection is a manuscript written by Marilyn Kallet entitled "Honest Simplicity in William Carlos Williams' "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"". In it, Kallet provides a study of the effect of turmoil on William Carlos Williams' output and theorizing. For Kallet, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" is a poem that reaches into the depths of Williams' creative spirit.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marilyn Kallet was born in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in New York. Kallet has earned degrees from Tuft University, The Sorbonne, and Rutgers University. She is the author of 17 books including works of poetry, critical essays, translations, and more. Kallet currently serves as the Nancy Moore Goslee Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. Kallet has performed her poetry on across the United States and around the world, and she has earned many accolades for accomplishments.

Poet William Carlos Williams was born on September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began writing while in high school but also pursued becoming a doctor, earning his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1906. In 1909, he published his first book, Poems. In addition to poetry, Williams also wrote essays, short stories, novels, and translations. Among other honors, Williams won the first National Book Award for Poetry and was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for his work Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems. Williams died on March 4, 1963 in New Jersey.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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