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Williams, William Carols, 1883-1963



William Carlos Williams was born on September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, New Jersey. He attended school in Geneva, Paris and New York City and was admitted to Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1902. He graduated in 1906. Upon leaving Penn, Williams did internships at both French Hospital and Child's Hospital in New York before going to Leipzig for advanced study of pediatrics. He published his first book, Poems, in 1909. Although his primary occupation was as a family doctor, Williams had a successful literary career as a poet as well. His publications include "Spring and All" (1923, "The Desert Music and Other Poems" (1954), "Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems" (1962) and "Paterson" (1963). His most anthologized poem is "The Red Wheelbarrow", an example of the Imagist movement's style and principles. Williams died on March 4, 1963.

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William Carlos Williams manuscripts and correspondence.

Identifier: MS-87
Date(s): circa 1951-1971

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), pediatrician and poet. The collecion includes typscript drafts of "Against the Weather" and galley proofs of "Patterson," as well as correspondence with and about Williams by David Rafael Wang and Harold Rugg.

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