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Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens

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ISBN-10: 052184956X

ISBN-13: 9780521849562

Edition: 2007

Authors: John N. Serio

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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.
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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 242
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Introduction
Wallace Stevens: a likeness
Stevens and Harmonium
Stevens in the 1930s
Stevens and the supreme fiction
Stevens' late poetry
Stevens and his contemporaries
Stevens and Romanticism
Stevens and Philosophy
Stevens' seasonal cycles
Stevens and the lyric speaker
Stevens and linguistic structure
Stevens and painting
Stevens and the feminine Jacqueline
Stevens and belief
Guide to further reading
Index