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ISBN 13: 9780807129722
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Read and Download George S. Lensing book Wallace Stevens and the Seasons in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWallace Stevens and the Seasons. This book was released on 2004-04-01 with total page 392 pages. Book excerpt: This fruitful pairing of literary and biographical interpretation follows Wallace Stevens’s poetry through the lens of its dominant metaphor—the seasons of nature—and illuminates the poet’s personal life experiences reflected there. From Stevens’s first collection, Harmonium (1923), to his last poems written shortly before his death in 1955, George S. Lensing offers clear and detailed examination of Stevens’s seasonal poetry, including extensive discussions of “Autumn Refrain,” “The Snow Man,” “The World as Meditation,” and “Credences of Summer.” Drawing upon a vast knowledge of the poet, Lensing argues that Stevens’s pastoral poetry of the seasons assuaged a profound and persistent personal loneliness. An important scholarly assessment of a major twentieth-century modernist, Wallace Stevens and the Seasons also serves as an appealing introduction to Stevens.

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Read and Download Glen MacLeod book Wallace Stevens in Context in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWallace Stevens in Context. This book was released on 2016-12-22 with total page pages. Book excerpt: This book aims to provide an in-depth introduction to the multifaceted life and times of Wallace Stevens, who is generally considered one of the great twentieth-century American poets. In thirty-six short essays, an international team of distinguished scholars have created a comprehensive overview of Stevens' life and the world of his poetry. Individual chapters relate Stevens to important contexts such as the large Western movements of romanticism and modernism; particular American and European philosophical traditions; contemporary and later poets; the professional realms of law and insurance; the parallel art forms of painting, music, and theater; his publication history, critical reception, and his international reputation. Other chapters address topics of current interest such as war, politics, religion, race and the feminine. Informed by the latest developments in the field, but written in clear, jargon-free prose, Wallace Stevens in Context is an indispensable introduction to this great modern poet.

Download The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens PDF

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Read and Download John N. Serio book The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens. This book was released on 2007-01-18 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Wallace Stevens is a major American poet and a central figure in modernist studies and twentieth-century poetry. This Companion introduces students to his work. An international team of distinguished contributors presents a unified picture of Stevens' poetic achievement. The Introduction explains why Stevens is among the world's great poets and offers specific guidance on how to read and appreciate his poetry. A brief biographical sketch anchors Stevens in the real world and illuminates important personal and intellectual influences. The essays following chart Stevens' poetic career and his affinities with both earlier and contemporary writers, artists, and philosophers. Other essays introduce students to the peculiarity and distinctiveness of Stevens' voice and style. They explain prominent themes in his work and explore the nuances of his aesthetic theory. With a detailed chronology and a guide to further reading, this Companion provides all the information a student or scholar of Stevens will need.

Download Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Reading and Writing PDF

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ISBN 13: 0826262694
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Read and Download Bart Eeckhout book Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Reading and Writing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWallace Stevens and the Limits of Reading and Writing. This book was released on 2002 with total page 303 pages. Book excerpt: Often considered America's greatest twentieth-century poet, Wallace Stevens is without a doubt the Anglo-modernist poet whose work has been most scrutinized from a philosophical perspective. Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Reading and Writing both synthesizes and extends the critical understanding of Stevens's poetry in this respect. Arguing that a concern with the establishment and transgression of limits goes to the heart of this poet's work, Bart Eeckhout traces both the limits of Stevens's poetry and the limits of writing as they are explored by that poetry. Stevens's work has been interpreted so variously and contradictorily that critics must first address the question of limits to the poetry's signifying potential before they can attempt to deepen our appreciation of it. In the first half of this book, the limits of appropriating and contextualizing Stevens's "The Snow Man," in particular, are investigated. Eeckhout does not undertake this reading with the negative purpose of disputing earlier interpretations but with the more positive intention of identifying the intrinsic qualities of the poetry that have been responsible for the remarkable amount of critical attention it has received.

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780674945753
Total Pages : 86 pages
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Read and Download Helen Vendler book Wallace Stevens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWallace Stevens. This book was released on 1986 with total page 86 pages. Book excerpt: Discusses the difficult style of Wallace Stevens, looks at his major themes, and analyzes, in detail, several of his poems

Download Ecological Poetics; Or, Wallace Stevens's Birds PDF

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Read and Download Cary Wolfe book Ecological Poetics; Or, Wallace Stevens's Birds in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEcological Poetics; Or, Wallace Stevens's Birds. This book was released on 2020 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: "The poems of Wallace Stevens teem with birds: grackles, warblers, doves, swans, robins, nightingales, jays, owls, peacocks, the "bird with the coppery, keen claws," a "parakeet of parakeets," a "widow's bird," and one famous blackbird who summons thirteen ways of looking. What do Stevens's evocations of birds, and his poems more generally, tell us about the distance between human and non-human? In what ways can we read him as an ecological poet, and how would reading him this way change our idea of ecopoetics? In this book, the noted theorist of posthumanism Cary Wolfe reconceptualizes ecopoetics through a poet not often associated with the terms "ecology" and "environment." Stevens, Wolfe argues, is an ecological poet in a sense that reaches well beyond his poems' imagery. Stevens's poetry is well known for embodying the tension between a desire for "things as they are," without human mediation, and the supreme value of the imagination. Noting Stevens's refusal to resolve this tension, Wolfe shows how the poems reward study alongside theories of system and observation derived from a multitude of sources, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Niklas Luhmann. Stevens is ecopoetic in the sense that his places, worlds, and environments are generated by the life forms that inhabit them"--

Download Selected Poems PDF

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ISBN 13: 0307701239
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Wallace Stevens book Selected Poems in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSelected Poems. This book was released on 2011-02-08 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: A beautiful new edition—the first in nearly twenty years—of the work of Wallace Stevens, a founding father of contemporary American poetry, with a dazzling range of work that is at once emotional and intellectual. As John N. Serio reminds us in his elegant introduction, Stevens has written more persuasively than any other poet about the significance of poetry itself in everyday life: “The imagination—frequently synonymous with the act of the mind, or poetry, for Stevens—is what gives life its savor, its sanction, its sacred quality.” This rich and thorough selection—published in the 130th anniversary year of Stevens’s birth—carries us from the explosion of Harmonium in 1923 to the maturity of The Auroras of Autumn in 1950 and the magisterial Collected Poems published by Knopf in 1954. To be drawn in once more by “The Emperor of Ice-Cream,” “Sunday Morning,” “The Idea of Order at Key West,” “Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction,” to name only a few, is to experience again the mystery of a poet who calls us to a higher music and to a deeper understanding of our vast and inarticulate interior world. This essential volume for all readers of poetry reminds us of Stevens’s nearly unparalleled contribution to the art form and his unending ability to puzzle, fascinate, and delight us.

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Download Late Stevens PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780807130575
Total Pages : 184 pages
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Read and Download B. J. Leggett book Late Stevens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLate Stevens. This book was released on 2005-07-01 with total page 184 pages. Book excerpt: “If one no longer believes in God (as truth),” Wallace Stevens once wrote, “it is not possible merely to disbelieve; it becomes necessary to believe in something else. . . . I say that one's final belief must be in a fiction.” Stevens addressed the concept of a "supreme fiction" throughout much of his career, but many critics feel that his poems never realized that concept beyond a theoretical possibility. B. J. Leggett argues that Stevens did indeed achieve the supreme fiction in his often overlooked late poems. To share in the poet's vision, though, Leggett finds that readers must understand the ingenious intertext that runs through this culminating body of work. After three volumes of difficult and abstract poetry, Stevens in the last five years of his life reverted to a style that is refreshingly personal and accessible. Leggett gives close examination to The Rock, which is the closing section of Stevens's Collected Poems, and to the uncollected poems published as Opus Posthumous, supplying readers with the motifs, conventions, texts, and fictions—or intertext—on which these works' significance depends. He ultimately shows that there is a kind of master narrative in Stevens's late poems, one that is not always explicitly present but that is based on the supreme fiction. It is here that Stevens gives form to his belief. Leggett traces the development of this fiction and demonstrates how knowledge of its presence dramatically changes the reading of key poems. His discussion of Schopenhauer's influence on Stevens, together with rich analyses of major poems, challenges to conventional interpretations, and speculation on the direction Stevens's poetry might have taken had he lived longer, all make for provocative reading. Late Stevens is a book for anyone who thought they knew this poet.

Download American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron PDF

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ISBN 13: 1623563755
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Read and Download Branka Arsic book American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron. This book was released on 2014-02-27 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: American Impersonal brings together some of the most influential scholars now working in American literature to explore the impact of one of America's leading literary critics: Sharon Cameron. It engages directly with certain arguments that Cameron has articulated throughout her career, most notably her late work on the question of impersonality. In doing so, it provides responses to questions fundamental to literary criticism, such as: the nature of personhood; the logic of subjectivity in depersonalized communities; the question of the human within the problematic of the impersonal; how impersonality relates to the “posthuman.” Additionally, some essays respond to the current “aesthetic turn” in literary scholarship and engage with the lyric, currently much debated, as well as the larger questions of poetics and the logic of genre. These crucial issues are addressed from the perspective of an American literary and philosophical tradition, and progress chronologically, starting from Melville and Emerson and moving via Dickinson, Thoreau and Hawthorne to Henry James and Wallace Stevens. This historical perspective adds the appeal of revisiting the American nineteenth-century literary and philosophical tradition, and even rewriting it.

Download The Poet Figure in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens PDF

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Read and Download Denise Marie Frusciante book The Poet Figure in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Poet Figure in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens. This book was released on 2008 with total page 278 pages. Book excerpt: Using a Jungian methodology, this \vork analyzes the creation of imaginative selves (poet, poet figure, speakers, readers) in the poetry of Wallace Stevens.

Download Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens PDF

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ISBN 13: 0230374409
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Read and Download D. Schwarz book Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNarrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens. This book was released on 1993-07-21 with total page 242 pages. Book excerpt: In this study Daniel R. Schwarz argues that the narrative and representational aspects of Stevens's poetry have been neglected in favour of readings that stress his word play and rhetoricity. Schwarz shows how Stevens's concept of representation is deeply influenced by modern painters such as Picasso and Duchamp. He shows that Stevens's poetry needs to be understood in terms of a number of major contexts: the American tradition of Emerson and Whitman, the Romantic movement, and the Modernist tradition.

Download Keats’s Reading / Reading Keats PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030795306
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Read and Download Beth Lau book Keats’s Reading / Reading Keats in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKeats’s Reading / Reading Keats. This book was released on 2022-02-12 with total page 362 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores John Keats’s reading practices and intertextual dialogues with other writers. It also examines later writers’ engagements with Keats’s poetry. Finally, the book honors the distinguished Keats scholar Jack Stillinger and includes an essay surveying his career as well as a bibliography of his major publications. The first section of the volume, “Theorizing Keats’s Reading,” contains four essays that identify major patterns in the poet’s reading habits and responses to other works. The next section, “Keats’s Reading,” consists of six essays that examine Keats’s work in relation to specific earlier authors and texts. The four essays in the third section, “Reading Keats,” consider how Keats’s poetry influenced the work of later writers and became embedded in British and American literary traditions. The final section of the book, “Contemporary Poetic Responses,” features three scholar-poets who, in poetry and/or prose commentary, discuss and exemplify Keats’s impact on their work.

Download Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture PDF

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ISBN 13: 0192566210
Total Pages : 336 pages
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Read and Download Paul Giles book Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBackgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture. This book was released on 2019-02-14 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: This volume trace ways in which time is represented in reverse forms throughout modernist culture, from the beginning of the twentieth century until the decade after World War II. Though modernism is often associated with revolutionary or futurist directions, this book argues instead that a retrograde dimension is embedded within it. By juxtaposing the literature of Europe and North America with that of Australia and New Zealand, it suggests how this antipodean context serves to defamiliarize and reconceptualize normative modernist understandings of temporal progression. Backgazing thus moves beyond the treatment of a specific geographical periphery as another margin on the expanding field of 'New Modernist Studies'. Instead, it offers a systematic investigation of the transformative effect of retrograde dimensions on our understanding of canonical modernist texts. The title, 'backgazing', is taken from Australian poet Robert G. FitzGerald's 1938 poem 'Essay on Memory', and it epitomizes how the cultural history of modernism can be restructured according to a radically different discursive map. Backgazing intellectually reconfigures US and European modernism within a planetary orbit in which the literature of Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, far from being merely an annexed margin, can be seen substantively to change the directional compass of modernism more generally. By reading canonical modernists such as James Joyce and T. S. Eliot alongside marginalized writers such as Nancy Cunard and others and relatively neglected authors from Australia and New Zealand, this book offers a revisionist cultural history of modernist time, one framed by a recognition of how its measurement is modulated across geographical space.

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ISBN 13: 1136212809
Total Pages : 520 pages
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Read and Download Charles Doyle book Wallace Stevens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWallace Stevens. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 520 pages. Book excerpt: This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

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Read and Download Alfred Bendixen book The Cambridge History of American Poetry in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge History of American Poetry. This book was released on 2014-10-27 with total page pages. Book excerpt: The Cambridge History of American Poetry offers a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their beginnings until the end of the twentieth century. Bringing together the insights of fifty distinguished scholars, this literary history emphasizes the complex roles that poetry has played in American cultural and intellectual life, detailing the variety of ways in which both public and private forms of poetry have met the needs of different communities at different times. The Cambridge History of American Poetry recognizes the existence of multiple traditions and a dramatically fluid canon, providing current perspectives on both major authors and a number of representative figures whose work embodies the diversity of America's democratic traditions.

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Read and Download Bart Eeckhout book Wallace Stevens Across the Atlantic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWallace Stevens Across the Atlantic. This book was released on 2008-08-14 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: In a unique collection of essays devoted to one of America's most significant twentieth-century poets, a group of international contributors considers the Transatlantic nature of Stevens' poetry, providing original accounts of how a poet wary of 'influence' created a poetics which continues to haunt contermporary verse.