|Plot Summary of William Carlos Williams: Poet From New Jersey|
|" William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in 1883. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he studied medecine and became a physician, practicing in New Jersey where he spent most of his life. At college he met and became friends with Ezra Pound. He became interested in literature and began writing poetry and prose. His early work appeared in little literary magazines, but soon he was stealing time from his family and patients to write. In the fifties he was to be appointed Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, but the appointment was canceled when he was accused of being a Communist. He died in 1963.
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of William Carlos Williams: Poet From New Jersey|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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