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Williams, Jonathan 1929-2008

Works: 600 works in 874 publications in 3 languages and 14,180 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Illustrated works  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Biographical fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Signer, Author of introduction, Other, Printer, Illustrator, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3529.L655, 811.54
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Clarence John Laughlin : the personal eye by Clarence John Laughlin( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues & roots, rue & bluets; a garland for the Appalachians by Jonathan Williams( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Williams's poetry has been described as brilliant, sensuous, lyrical, quirky, suave, vital, joyful, sardonic, melodious, passionate, alive, pyrotechnic. This new, much enlarged edition of Blues and Roots displays all of the above. Williams has tramped the Appalachian Trail for decades, botanizing, jotting down specimens of authentic American speech, graffiti, superstitions, and nostrums-always curious, alert, and affectionately attentive. Blues and Roots focuses on the linguistic horizon of Appalachia in lyrics of wonder and light, of wit and comic incongruity, in found poems of the s
The Appalachian photographs of Doris Ulmann by Doris Ulmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... These eloquent photographs of our vanishing American peasantry, ridiculed by the middle class as hillbillies, disclose a character that is altogether humbling ... To look at the lined, weathered faces of Christopher Lewis, Ella Webster, and Mrs. Bird Patten is to be reminded of the humanity and rooted communal life of these Southern Americans who are counted now simply as bureaucratic statistics in the poverty program. The recovery of Doris Ulmann's portraiture is typical of Jargon's cultural husbandry."--Page 4 de la couverture
Harry Callahan by Harry M Callahan( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Callahan, known for his bold exploration of quotidian details and his innovative use of the abstract in photography, has created a career that spans many eras and lives. From his extended portrait of his wife, Eleanor, to his formal studies of architectural structures and his observation of abstract expressionist line in natural forms, Callahan's remarkable work has been central to the development of American photography. The influence of his labors is easily recognized in the work of many disparate genres of visual art. His photographic legacy continues on not only in the vibrancy of his own images, but in the unparalleled inspiration his teaching has brought to many. Aperture's Masters of Photography series presents Callahan's most vital and lasting images, in addition to a number of photographs that have never been published before. The accompanying essay by Jonathan Williams, poet, essayist, and the publisher of Jargon Society books, provides a unique textual complement to the subtlety of Callahan's work and vision
An ear in Bartram's tree; selected poems, 1957-1967 by Jonathan Williams( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jubilant thicket : new & selected poems by Jonathan Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jubilant Thicket teems with the eccentric, strange, and boundlessly authentic - neoclassical poems, social satire, musical suites, limericks and lyrics. There is spleen, salt, and a delicious sarcasm, as Williams finds inspiration in Mahler and Mojo Nixon, William Blake and whimmy-diddles. Always in knowing command, he serves up an admixture of "found" and vernacular language, invented and archaic forms, jokes, shock, literary allusions, and political disgust."--Jacket
Edward Dahlberg: a tribute; essays, reminiscences, correspondence, tributes( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get hot or get out : a selection of poems, 1957-1981 by Jonathan Williams( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahler by Jonathan Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A palpable elysium : portraits of genius and solitude by Jonathan Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If any place of the past century spawned originals like a breeding box, it was Black Mountain College, and among its many illustrious graduates is one Jonathan Williams, poet, publisher, raconteur, and eclectic collector of like spirits. In this book, Williams has made the rounds and produced his inventory of poets, painters, writers and artists whose only commonality is their unequivocal distinction." "This is a collection of extraordinary personalities captured on film in Williams's revealing, unpretentious casually evocative photographs, and decoded through Williams's intimate, often hilarious, extended captions and essays."--Jacket
I shall save one land unvisited : eleven Southern photographers [exhibition] by Jonathan Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untitled epic poem on the history of industrialization by R. Buckminster Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loco logodaedalist in situ; selected poems, 1968-70 by Jonathan Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genoa : a telling of wonders by Paul C Metcalf( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1965, Genoa is Paul Metcalf's purging of the burden of his relationship to his great-grandfather Herman Melville. In his signature polyphonic style, a storm-tossed Indiana attic becomes the site of a reckoning with the life of Melville; with Columbus, and his myth; and between two brothers--one, an MD who refuses to practice; the other, an executed murderer. Genoa is a triumph, a novel without peer, that vibrates and sings a quintessentially American song. Paul Metcalf (1917-99) was an American writer and the great-grandson of Herman Melville. His three volume Collected Works were published by Coffee House Press in 1996"--
The photographs of Lyle Bongé by Lyle Bongé( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackbird dust : essays, poems, and photography by Jonathan Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. EOM in the land of Pasaquan : the life and times and art of Eddie Owens Martin by St. EOM( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught Georgia artist Eddie Owens Martin (1908-86), known as St. EOM, created a visionary art site called Pasaquan in the mid-1950s in Marion County, Georgia. Covering seven acres, this evocative and fanciful site has captured the imaginations of thousands of visitors. Pasaquan includes six buildings connected by concrete walls, all of which are adorned with the artist's vibrant, psychedelic folk art of bold, transfixing patterns, spiritual and tribal imagery, and exuberant depictions of nature. According to St. EOM, his art arose from a vision he experienced in his mid-twenties, while suffering from a high fever. The first of many visionary experiences, it featured a godlike being who offered to be Martin's spiritual guide. Subsequent visions inspired him to begin making art and, eventually, to create a spiritual compound dedicated to a peaceful future for humankind. St. EOM enlarged his house to twice its original size by adding a long rear section covered inside and out with his rainbow-hued murals, mandalas, and relief sculptures. On the grounds he built a series of structures including a circular dance platform, some small temples, several totems, and a two-story pagoda, all in his wildly ornamental style. He also created more than two thousand freestanding pieces, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings. In the thirty years since St. EOM's death, the Pasaquan Preservation Society worked to preserve the compound, which had fallen into neglect. In 2014 the Kohler Foundation and Columbus State University partnered with the society to restore the visionary art site for future generations. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places
A red carpet for the sun by Irving Layton( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maximus poems by Charles Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his successors, Charles Olson (1910-1970) was declared by William Carlos Williams to be a major poet with a sweep of understanding of the world, a feeling for other men that staggers me. This complete edition brings together the three volumes of Olson's long poem (originally published in 1960, 1968, and 1975) in an authoritative version
The Roman sonnets of G.G. Belli by Giuseppe Gioachino Belli( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Harry Callahan
Harry CallahanJubilant thicket : new & selected poemsA palpable elysium : portraits of genius and solitudeBlackbird dust : essays, poems, and photography
Alternative Names
Jonathan Chamberlain Williams

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams Amerikaans fotograaf (1929-2008)

Jonathan Williams amerikanischer Photograph, Lyriker und Verleger

Jonathan Williams Poeta, wydawca, eseista i fotograf ameryka\xf1ski

Jonathan Williams poète, essayiste, photographe

Jonathan Williams Williams, Jonathan, 1929-

Williams, Jonathan, 1929-

Williams, Jonathan Chamberlain 1929-2008

Джонатан Уильямс

جوناثان وليامز


English (126)

German (1)

French (1)