Rutherford, NJ: 9 Ridge Road, June 3, 1954.
1 page, 6 Lines. TLS FROM W. C. WILLIAMS TO WALTER LOWENFELS. Typed on acidic paper, which has tanned, with faint creasing (where folded for mailing), one crease has short tear at top edge, else a very good copy; framed. The signature of Williams is bold and clear Lowenfels, "My Many Lives: The Paris Years, 1926-1934", The Expatriate Review, I (Summer, 1971) & II (Winter/Spring, 1972). Item #329702
"What 'an un-iambic subject' can be is more than I know but certainly it should help. That aside, I enjoyed your EPITAPH ON A TYPEWRITER, especially the image of a stranger taking over the appurtenances of our very desk and hastening the onrush of our anonymity (our namelessness) The dedication to me is appreciated. Thank you."
Williams and Lowenfels met in Paris in the 1920s, and were a part of the same circle of modernist poets. Though they corresponded over the years, it wasn't until Lowenfels read Paterson that he recognized in Williams' "inventions in rhythms, using documentary material, newspaper quotes, combining prose letters with verse" a project kindred to his own.
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