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Wallace Stevens

Author: Charles Doyle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136212809
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This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

William Carlos Williams

Author: Charles Doyle
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415159449
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The Collected Critical Heritage II comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxes sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. The Critical Heritage series gathers together a large body of critical figures in literature. These selected sources include contemporary reviews from both popular and literary media.

Wallace Stevens In Context

Author: Glen MacLeod
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110821052X
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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.

Beleaguered Poets And Leftist Critics

Author: Milton A. Cohen
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817317139
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Different as they were as poets, Wallace Stevens, E. E. Cummings, Robert Frost, and Williams Carlos Williams grappled with the highly charged literary politics of the 1930s in comparable ways. All four poets saw their reputations critically challenged in these years and felt compelled to respond to the new politics, literary and national, in distinct ways, ranging from rejection to involvement. Beleaguered Poets and Leftist Critics closely examines the dynamics of their responses.

Wallace Stevens And The Realities Of Poetic Language

Author: Stefan Holander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113591401X
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This study examines Wallace Stevens' ideas and practice of poetic language with a focus on the 1930s, an era in which Stevens persistently thematized a keenly felt pressure for the possible social involvement and political utility of poetic language. The argument suggests how mutually implicated elements of his poetry such as diction, prosody and metaphor are relied on to signify or enact aesthetic closure; both in the negative terms of expressive impotence and unethical isolation and the positive ones of imaginative and linguistic change. In this respect, the study deals closely with the epistemologically and ethically fraught issue of the ambiguous and volatile role of non-semantic elements and linguistic difficulty in Stevens' language. Assuming that these facets are not exclusive to this period but receive a very clear, and therefore instructive, formulation in it, the discussion outlines some of Stevens' most central tropes for poetic creativity at this stage of his career, suggesting ways in which they came to form part of his later discourse on poetic functionality, when polemical concepts for the imagination, such as "evasion" and "escapism," became central. Stevens' prosody is discussed from within an eclectic analytical framework in which cumulative rhythmics is complemented by traditional metrics as a way of doing justice to his rich, varied and cognitively volatile use of verse language. The expressive potency of prosodic patterning is understood both as an effect of its resistance to semantic interpretation and by assuming a formal drive to interpret them in relation to the semantic and metaphoric staging of individual poems. A poem, in turn, is understood both as a strategic, stylistically deviant response to the challenges of a particular historical moment, and as an attempt to communicate through creating a sense of linguistic resistance and otherness.

Richard Aldington A Biography

Author: Charles Doyle
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press
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Perhaps best known today for Death of a Hero, which Orwell judged as the best novel of the First World War. Richard Aldington was a contemporary and friend of Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot. With Pound, Aldington and his wife, the American poet H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), founded the Imagist movement in 1912. Notable as a poet, translator, novelist and biographer, Aldington was also a major figure of the Modernist era. This detailed biography, the first to be published, includes a critical appraisal of his major writings. From the late 1930s Aldington lived in the United States, working first on his major anthology Poetry of the English-Speaking World and then on his prize-winning biography, The Duke (on Wellington). His later works included a study of D. H. Lawrence, Portrait of a Genius, But . . and two controversial biographical studies, Pinorman and Lawrence of Arabia. Friends of his later years included Lawrence Durrell, Roy Campbell, Henry Williamson and Alister Kershaw. Aldington was first and foremost an individualist, who had no time for bureaucracy or politics, including Communism. Nonetheless, since the early 1930s, when the Russian translation of Death of a Hero was praised by Maxim Gorky, Aldington has been rated in Russia as one of the foremost English-language writers of the 20th century. Three weeks before his death in July 1962, Aldington made a triumphal Russian tour as guest of the Soviet Writers’ Union.

Wallace Stevens Revisited

Author: Janet McCann
Publisher: Twayne Pub
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"Janet McCann adds an important dimension to our understanding of Stevens in this updated look at his oeuvre, from Harmonium (1923) and Idea of Order (1936) through the Collected Poems (1954) and Opus Posthumous (1957). The interplay of opposing forces in Stevens's work, she argues, reflect a lifelong search for a new metaphysic, a replacement for the Christianity he discarded in his youth. Reading poems from every phase in his life, McCann finds evidence of the intellectual rigor of this search. In Harmonium, she finds Stevens stripping away the vestiges of childhood religious beliefs; in The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937), she reveals his approach to atheism; and in later poems she finds a revitalized religious inquiry, leading to the poet's deathbed conversion to Roman Catholicism. In many poems, McCann reveals Stevens's reverence for a natural order of things, expressed in both meter and image, and in others she shows us his beliefs about art as a spiritually transformative process." "Based in part on new biographical material, McCann's analysis diverges from much New Historicist and Marxist criticism by focusing on Stevens's preoccupation with things of the spirit, and on his progression toward the metaphysical. Of special interest are her reflections on Stevens in his early milieu, and his interest in the experimental movements of the avant garde, such as Dadaism and cubism. Stevens's poetry, she shows us, brought the aesthetics of these new art movements to bear on some very old questions. Her study brings us important new insights into the work of an artist for whom, as he put it, "the major poetic idea in the world is and always has been the idea of God.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved