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Letters Of Wallace Stevens

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Author: Wallace Stevens
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206687
Size: 14.85 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 890
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Letters Of Wallace Stevens

by Wallace Stevens, Letters Of Wallace Stevens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Letters Of Wallace Stevens books, Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Stevens's famous criterion for poetry--"It should give pleasure"--informed his epistolary aesthetic as well; these letters stimulate one's appetite for poetry as they valorize the imagination and the senses. They also offer fascinating glimpses of Stevens as family man, insurance executive, connoisseur, and friend. FROM THE BOOK:"Next to the passion flower I love fuchsias, and no kidding. . . . Down among the Pennsylvania Germans there was a race of young men . . . who carved willow fans. These men would take a bit of willow stick about a foot long, peel it and with nothing more than a jackknife carve it into something that looked like a souvenir of Queen Anne's lingerie. The trouble that someone took to invent fuchsias makes me think of these willow fans. However it is a dark and dreary day today and who am I to be frivolous under such circumstances."--from a letter to Wilson Taylor, August 20, 1947 Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Stevens's famous criterion for poetry--"It should give pleasure"--informed his epistolary aesthetic as well; these letters stimulate one's appetite for poetry as they valorize the imagination and the senses. They also offer fascinating glimpses of Stevens as family man, insurance executive, connoisseur, and friend. FROM THE BOOK:"Next to the passion flower I love fuchsias, and no kidding. . . . Down among the Pennsylvania Germans there was a race of young men . . . who carved willow fans. These men would take a bit of willow stick about a foot long, peel it and with nothing more than a jackknife carve it into something that looked like a souvenir of Queen Anne's lingerie. The trouble that someone took to invent fuchsias makes me think of these willow fans. However it is a dark and dreary day today and who am I to be frivolous under such circumstances."--from a letter to Wilson Taylor, August 20, 1947




Letters Of Wallace Stevens

Letters of Wallace Stevens PDF
Author: Wallace Stevens (Dichter)
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 79.50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Poets, American
Languages : en
Pages : 890
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Letters Of Wallace Stevens

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Letters Of Wallace Stevens

Letters of Wallace Stevens PDF
Author: Wallace Stevens
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780394432939
Size: 62.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Poets, American
Languages : en
Pages : 890
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Letters Of Wallace Stevens

by Wallace Stevens, Letters Of Wallace Stevens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Letters Of Wallace Stevens books, Compendium of over eight hundred pieces of the celebrated American poet's correspondence with literary figures and friends




Secretaries Of The Moon

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Author: Wallace Stevens
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press
ISBN:
Size: 47.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Secretaries Of The Moon

by Wallace Stevens, Secretaries Of The Moon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Secretaries Of The Moon books, The letter from Jose Rodriguez Feo that prompted Stevens's poem was the third in a ten-year correspondence (1944-54) between the poet and the young Cuban, who quickly became Stevens's "most exciting correspondent." The two shared a Harvard education, both were anxious to see Stevens translated for a Cuban audience, and each had an enduring admiration for Santayana, whose awareness of the cultural tensions between the Northern and Southern hemispheres formed a basis for the protracted argument between Stevens as the practical, Protestant father and the passionate Rodriguez Feo. The Cuban's descriptions of his life at the Villa Olga, of his black-and-white cow Lucera and his mule Pompilio, delighted Stevens, as did his wide-ranging questions and pronouncements of literary matters. Unaware of the well-known Stevens reticence, Rodriguz Feo elicited a more informal, playful response than Stevens's other correspondents. Formal salutations soon gave way to "Dear Antillean," "Dear Wallachio." Coyle and Filreis present the entire extant correspondence between the two men. The fifty-one Rodriguez Feo letters and ten of the numerous Stevens letters are printed here for the first time, and the exchange between the two is unusually complete. The work includes a critical introduction and complete annotation of the letters.




Letters Of Wallace Stevens

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Author: Stevens W Staff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780571080656
Size: 66.44 MB
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Wallace Stevens And The Actual World

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Author: Alan Filreis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400861705
Size: 25.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 390
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Wallace Stevens And The Actual World

by Alan Filreis, Wallace Stevens And The Actual World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wallace Stevens And The Actual World books, The work of Wallace Stevens has been read most widely as poetry concerned with poetry, and not with the world in which it was created; deemed utterly singular, it seems to resist being read as the record of a life and times. In this critical biography Alan Filreis presents a detailed challenge to this exceptionalist view as he traces two major periods of Stevens's career from 1939 to 1955, the war years and the postwar years. Portraying Stevens as someone whose alternation between cultural comprehension and ignorance was itself characteristically American, Filreis examines the poet's impulse to disguise and compress the very fact of his debt to the actual world. By actual world Stevens meant historical conditions, often in order to impugn his own interest in such externalities as the last resort of a man whose famous interiority made him feel desperately irrelevant. In light of events ranging from the U.S. entry into World War II to the Cold War, Filreis shows how Stevens was driven to make a "close approach to reality" in an effort to reconcile his poetic language with a cultural language. "Wallace Stevens and the Actual World is not only an impressive feat of historical recovery and analysis, but also a pleasure to read. It will be useful to anyone interested in the relationship between American politics and literature during World War II and the Cold War."--Milton J. Bates, Marquette University Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.




The Later Poetry Of Wallace Stevens

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Author: Thomas Jensen Hines
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838716137
Size: 11.62 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 298
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The Later Poetry Of Wallace Stevens

by Thomas Jensen Hines, The Later Poetry Of Wallace Stevens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Later Poetry Of Wallace Stevens books, This is a study of the development of the middle and later poetry of Wallace Stevens that uses comparisons with the phenomenological methods of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger to clarify many of the difficulties in the poet's mature work.




The Letters Of Robert Frost Volume 3

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Author: Robert Frost
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: 0674726650
Size: 75.96 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 848
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The Letters Of Robert Frost Volume 3

by Robert Frost, The Letters Of Robert Frost Volume 3 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Letters Of Robert Frost Volume 3 books, The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 3 collects 601 letters, covering 1929-1936. The letters chronicle Frost's negotiation of life as a public figure and as the head of a family enduring tragedy. Fully annotated and accompanied by biographical material, the letters reveal the mind of an artist at the height of his powers.




Wallace Stevens In Context

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Author: Glen MacLeod
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110821052X
Size: 25.10 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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Wallace Stevens In Context

by Glen MacLeod, Wallace Stevens In Context Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wallace Stevens In Context books, 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.