Wallace Stevens, who died in 1955, was one of the most original, prolific, serious, and rewarding of twentieth-century American poets. This is a detailed critical study of his poetry, identifying its concerns, from the point of view of a convinced admirer. Lucy Beckett presents Sevens as a contemplative poet, engaged on a long enquiry into the nature of the relationship between the creative imagination and the world it illuminates and recreates. Steven's achievement is seen as one of the great monuments in English of the endeavour to find and sustain a connection between poetry and belief.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introductory; 2. Imagination as value; 3. The first phase; 4. The pressure of reality; 5. Harmonium; 6. Ideas of Order; 7. 1935-1942; 8. Notes toward a Supreme Fiction (1); 9. Notes toward a Supreme Fiction (2); 10. Transport to Summer; 11. 1947-1950; 12. The last phase.