Winner Of The PEN Voelcker Career Achievement Award In Poetry Misgivings Is C K William S Searing Recollection Of His Family S Extreme Dynamics And Of His Parents Deaths After Years Of Struggle, Bitterness, Inner Conflict, And, Finally, Love Like Kafka S Self Revealing Letter To His Father, Misgivings Is A 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 Recite The Greek Myths To His Son Yet Vowed Never To Apologize To Anybody Wiiiams S 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 Of Their Deaths His Father S In A Final Abandonment Of The Will To Live, His Mother S With Calm Resignation Is A Literary Form Of The Reconciliation The Family Achieved At The End Of His Parents Lives, Composed As A Series Of Short Takes, A Double Helix Of Experience And Recollection.
C.K Williams was born and grew up in and around Newark, New Jersey He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in philosophy and English He has published many books of poetry, including Repair, which was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, The Singing which won the National Book Award for 2003, and Flesh and Blood, the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Prize in 1987
- 176 pages
- Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself
- C.K. Williams
- 25 November 2018 C.K. Williams