In the American Grain
In the American Grain
Second Edition
Introduction by Rick Moody

A new edition of William Carlos Williams' loving and groundbreaking book about American history, with a new introduction by Rick Moody.

Although admired by D. H. Lawrence, this modern classic went generally unnoticed during the years after its publication in 1925. Yet it is "a fundamental book, essential if one proposes to come to terms with American literature" (Times Literary Supplement). William Carlos Williams was not a historian, but he was fascinated by the texture of American history. Beginning with Columbus’s discovery of the Indies and moving on through Sir Walter Raleigh, Cotton Mather, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln, Williams found in the fabric of familiar episodes new shades of meaning and configurations of character. He brought a poetic imagination to the task of reconstructing a live tradition for Americans, and what results is one of the finest works of prose to have been penned by any writer of the twentieth century. .

Title In the American Grain
Subtitle Second Edition
Author William Carlos Williams
Introduction by Rick Moody
Publisher New Directions
Dewey Classification 814.52
Title First Published 01 October 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 272 p.
ISBN-10 081121849X
ISBN-13 9780811218498
Publication Date 01 October 2009
Main content page count 272
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95

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