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This first volume of poetry published by the American modernist writer William Carlos Williams bears no relation to his mature style exemplified in poems such as "The Red Wheelbarrow" and "This is Just to Say." In his autobiography, Williams recalls that "the poems were bad Keats, nothing else—oh well, bad Whitman. But I sure loved them" (107). In fact, Williams loved them enough to pay his…

The original autograph manuscript of Peter Pan contains a great deal more material than appeared in the published version, including a number of corrections, deletions, variations, and Barrie's illustration of part of Never Land. The manuscript is inscribed to Maude Adams, the actress who originated the stage role of Peter Pan.