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William Carlos Williams

Nationality: AmericanNew Entry : 03/01/1999 Place of Birth: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States Genre(s): Poetry; Novels; Short Stories; Plays; Autobiography/Memoir; Philosophy; Letters; Essays; Songs/Lyrics and libretti Dial Award, 1926, for distinguished service to American literature; Guarantors Prize from Poetry, 1931; LL.D. from University of Buffalo, 1946, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1959; Russell Loines Memorial Award for poetry from National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1948; Litt.D. from Rutgers University, 1948, Bard College, 1948, and University of Pennsylvania, 1952; appointed to chair of poetry at Library of Congress, 1949 (appointment withdrawn, but subsequently renewed); National Book Award for poetry, 1950, for Selected Poems and Paterson, Book III; Bollingen Prize in poetry from Yale University Library, 1952; Levinson Prize, 1954, and Oscar Blumenthal Prize, 1955, both for poems published in Poetry; Academy of American Poets fellowship, 1956; Brandeis University creative arts medal in poetry-fiction-nonfiction, 1957-58, in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished achievement; Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Pictures From Brueghel and American Academy of Arts and Letters gold medal for poetry from National Institute of Arts and Letters, both 1963.Table of Contents: Personal InformationCareerWritingsSidelightsFurther Readings About the AuthorPersonal Information: Family: Born September 17, 1883, in Rutherford, New Jersey, United States; died March 4, 1963, in Rutherford, New Jersey, United States; son of William George (in business) and Raquel Helene (Hoheb) Williams; married Florence Herman, December 12, 1912; children: William, Eric, Paul Herman. Education: University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1906; postgraduate study at University of Leipzig, 1909- 10. Memberships: American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters, Academy of American Poets, Bergen County (New Jersey) Medical Associ...

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