Wallace Stevens and Poetic Theory: Conceiving the Supreme Fiction

Wallace Stevens and Poetic Theory: Conceiving the Supreme Fiction

by B J Leggett

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Overview

Leggett traces the effect of several important theoretical works on the poetry and prose of Stevens during a period in which he was formulating an aesthetic between 1942 and 1954. The author offers new readings of a number of poems and passages and clarifies certain controversial conceptions developed by Stevens, such as the supreme fiction, the relation of the new poet to tradition, and the psychologies of creativity.

Originally published in 1987.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807865613
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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