Kora in Hell / Spring and All / The Descent of Winter / The Great American Novel / A Novelette & Other Prose (ND Paperbook; Ndp)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811202299, 366pp.
Publication Date: January 17, 1971
The prose-poem improvisations (Kora in Hell) . . . the interweaving of prose and poetry in alternating passages (Spring and All and The Descent of Winter) . . . an antinovel whose subject is the impossibility of writing "The Great American Novel" in America . . . automatic writing (A Novelette) . . . these are the challenges which Williams accepted and brilliantly met in his early work.