Misgivings

My Mother, My Father, Myself by C. K. Williams

  • Published: Aug 09, 2020

An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict.Like Kafka's... read more

Misgivings - PDF free download eBook

Looking for file misgivings.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of Misgivings for only $7.99. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.

Details of Misgivings

Exact title of the book
Misgivings
Book author
C. K. Williams
ISBN
9781466880603
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Sep 09, 2014
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
1584 kB

Some brief overview of book

An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict.

Like Kafka's self-revealing Letter to His Father, Misgivings is full of doubt, both philosophical and personal, but as a work of art it is sure and true. Williams's father was an "ordinary businessman"-angry, demanding, addicted to the tension he created with the people he loved; a man who could read the Greek myths aloud to his son yet vowed never to apologize to anybody. His mother was a housewife, a woman with a great capacity for pleasure, who was stoical about the family's dire early poverty yet remained affected by it even when they became well-off.

Together, these two formed what Williams calls the "conspiracy that made me who I am." His account of their life together and their deaths-his father's with suicidal despair, and his mother's with calm resignation-is a literary form of the reconciliation the family achieved at the end of his parents' lives. And as literary form it is novel, a series of brilliant short takes, a double helix of experience and recollection. Few contemporary writers have understood their origins so acutely, or so eloquently.

About author

K. Williams (19362015) published twenty-two books of poetry including, Flesh and Blood, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Repair, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; and The Singing, winner of the National Book Award. Williams was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005.

He wrote a critical study, On Whitman; a memoir, Misgivings; and two books of essays, Poetry and Consciousness and In Time Poets, Poems,and the Rest.

Download Misgivings as e-book

Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.

Misgivings

Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.