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“Kaplan offers insightful readings of particular poems, essays, and letters… Extensive collections supporting work at the upper-division undergraduate level and above.”
—G. Grieve-Carlson, Choice
"Recommended for undergraduate and graduate students of American Studies, literature, poetry and history, Poetry, Politics and Culture...represents definitive thinking about America's intellectual and poetic history at its finest."
""Kaplan does a remarkably good job of moving between and among four major figures. . . . Kaplan arranges things so that readers are treated to a clearly foregrounded 'major quarrel,' a conflict that is, frankly, fun to watch as it is very deliberately laid out. This book thus seeks to master one of several methods in which critics can refute the conventional notion that American modernists were blind to political life. . . . Kaplan at times surprises us with his choice of Stevens' poems to make this or that point. Proponents of Stevens-Williams modernism—such as it is, as an odd whole harmonium—will feel affirmed by this fascinating study."
—Alan Filreis, The Wallace Stevens Journal