The Knife of the Times and Other Stories
(1932) · Ithaca, N. Y.
by WILLIAMS, William Carlos
Ithaca, N. Y.: Dragon Press, (1932). First edition. One of 500 copies printed (the entire edition). Wallace A13. Williams' first book of short stories, The Knife of the Times is "all about people I knew in the town, portraits of people who were my friends. I was impressed by the picture of the times, depression years, the plight of the poor . . . I wrote it down as I saw it. The times - that was the knife that was killing them." - (from I Wanted To Write A Poem). A very fine copy, preserved in a full cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine. 8vo, original blue cloth, printed dust jacket. A very fine copy, preserved in a full cloth slipcase with leather label on the spine. (Inventory #: 19476)