The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens
     
 

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The Necessary Angel

by

Wallace Stevens


"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their ownSee more details below

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The Necessary Angel

by

Wallace Stevens


"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft."             
PerspectiveU.S.A.

"These are rich essays, simply constructed yet richly and elegantly written."
—Hayden Carruth, The Nation

"The most welcome attribute of the book is its humane good sense, equally manifest whether Stevens is discussing a desolate Pennsylvania churchyard. Plato's images or the personalities of those who prefer a drizzle in Venice to a hard rain in Hartford.'''
New Republic

"It is a rare pleasure to breathe the atmosphere of confidence and wholeness which distinguishes the world of Wallace Stevens. Here we are refreshed by certainty without fragmentariness, by joyous possibilities without dishonesty. Here we find a moral and philosophical center through which reality may be repossessed and re-created with each new poetic act."
—C. Roland Wagner, The Hudson Review

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"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted his poems. Few poets have written so characteristically about their own craft." —Perspective —U.S.A.

"These are rich essays, simply constructed yet richly and elegantly written." — Hayden Carruth, The Nation

"The most welcome attribute of the book is its humane good sense, equally manifest whether Stevens is discussing a desolate Pennsylvania churchyard. Plato's images or the personalities of those who prefer a drizzle in Venice to a hard rain in Hartford.''' —New Republic

"It is a rare pleasure to breathe the atmosphere of confidence and wholeness which distinguishes the world of Wallace Stevens. Here we are refreshed by certainty without fragmentariness, by joyous possibilities without dishonesty. Here we find a moral and philosophical center through which reality may be repossessed and re-created with each new poetic act." — C. Roland Wagner, The Hudson Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307790668
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,091,148
File size:
2 MB

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