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  1. Jonathan Williams was a poet, a photographer, an essayist, a publisher, a man who knew more interesting people than most of us can imagine, and much more.Thomas Meyer's introduction to The Magpie's Bagpipe begins: "'Mr. Wilde, do you like music? the great man was once asked by a Chelsea hostess. Having accepted her invitation to tea, he was now amidst a very long recital, youngest daughter at the Bechstein, in his honor. 'Oh, no. Not at all!' he confessed, 'But I like this.'"That may give you a [...]

  2. Mr. Williams has always been a North Cackalackee literary renegade --- he is funny and smart. Sometimes baffling, but always interesting. Kind of like Guy Davenport but reckless and free.

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