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Wallace Stevens : The Poetics of Modernism - Albert Gelpi

Wallace Stevens

The Poetics of Modernism

By: Albert Gelpi (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th October 1990
ISBN: 9780521386999
Number Of Pages: 176

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In this volume, seven renowned critics present different views of Wallace Stevens" place in the evolution of Modernist poetry. The essays offer a fresh scrutiny of the poet"s work and influence, re-examining the critical consensus that has developed since Stevens first gained the attention of critics in the fifties. The collection traces both the development of Modernist poetics and Stevens" place in it, from the poet"s relation to such contemporaries as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore to his influence on current writers such as John Ashbery and Robert Duncan. The contributions examine the cultural influences, or "context," from which Stevens emerges: the Symbolist and Imagist traditions, the social and political context of the war years, and contemporary movements in the visual arts. Finally, two essays investigate the influence of Stevens on later poets.

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' ... altogether a worthy addition to Stevens studies.' Journal of Modern Literature

List of contributors
Stevens in Context
Stevens and Williams: The epistemology of Modernism
Stevens without epistemology
Revolving in crystal: the supreme fiction and the impasse of modernist lyric
Effects of an analogy: Wallace Stevens and painting
Why Stevens must be abstract, or what a poet can learn from painting
Stevens as Context
The 'Community of Elements' in
Notes beyond the Notes: Wallace Stevens and contemporary poetics
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ISBN: 9780521386999
ISBN-10: 0521386993
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 29th October 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.27