American Literature

The Doctor Stories

By William Carlos Williams

Not just for scholars and medical professionals, this quantity includes Williams's 13 "doctor stories," numerous of his most renowned poems on scientific issues, and "The perform" from The Autobiography.

those writings, including Dr. Robert Coles's enthusiastic appraisal of educating Williams and Dr. William Eric Williams's own and touching filial account, "My Father, the Doctor," make up an fascinating and well timed learn of the poet as a doctor of infrequent humanity and self-knowledge. As Coles indicates, Dr. Williams's writing may also help many others take a realizing examine the clinical career.

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