Winter 1988 • Vol. X No. 1 Book Reviews |

New Collections of American Poetry, Prose

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams: Volume I 1909-1939 edited by A. Walton Litz and Christopher MacGowan. New York: New Directions, 1987. 579 pages. $35.00. The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore edited by Patricia Willis. New York: Viking/Elisabeth Sifton, 1986. 723 pages. $24.95. Robert Lowell: Collected Prose edited by Robert Giroux. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. 377 pages. $25.00. Volume I of the new Litz-MacGowan edition of William Carlos Williams's poetry is out, with Volume II promised in about a year. The project is an act of reverence from James Laughlin's New Directions, and it is everything that anyone acquainted with Walton Litz's services to modern letters would expect. The reader who shares Williams's dislike of "the academic" will appreciate a text that presents the poems cleanly on a page uncluttered with footnotes, line numbers, publication codes, and variants, while the scholar will find in the 112 pages of notes and appendices the oft

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