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The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens

The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens

Part of Cambridge Companions to Literature

John N. Serio, Joan Richardson, Robert Rehder, Alan Filreis, Milton J. Bates, B. J. Leggett, James Longenbach, Joseph Carroll, Bart Eeckhout, George S. Lensing, Helen Vendler, Beverly Maeder, Bonnie Costello, Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, David R. Jarraway
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521849562


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  • Wallace Stevens is a major American poet and a central figure in modernist studies and twentieth-century poetry. This Companion introduces students to his work. An international team of distinguished contributors presents a unified picture of Stevens' poetic achievement. The Introduction explains why Stevens is among the world's great poets and offers specific guidance on how to read and appreciate his poetry. A brief biographical sketch anchors Stevens in the real world and illuminates important personal and intellectual influences. The essays following chart Stevens' poetic career and his affinities with both earlier and contemporary writers, artists, and philosophers. Other essays introduce students to the peculiarity and distinctiveness of Stevens' voice and style. They explain prominent themes in his work and explore the nuances of his aesthetic theory. With a detailed chronology and a guide to further reading, this Companion provides all the information a student or scholar of Stevens will need.

    • An excellent introduction to the life and work of a key American modernist poet
    • Includes contributions from international experts on Stevens
    • Includes a chronology and guide to further reading
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    "This is an excellent one-volume introduction to the work of Wallace Stevens, suitable not only for studetns of literature but also for students of cultural studies and philosophy interested in one of teh most important figures of modernism." - Steven Schroeder, Chicago, Illinois, Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521849562
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction John N. Serio
    1. Wallace Stevens: a likeness Joan Richardson
    2. Stevens and Harmonium Robert Rehder
    3. Stevens in the 1930s Alan Filreis
    4. Stevens and the supreme fiction Milton J. Bates
    5. Stevens' late poetry B. J. Leggett
    6. Stevens and his contemporaries James Longenbach
    7. Stevens and Romanticism Joseph Carroll
    8. Stevens and philosophy Bart Eeckhout
    9. Stevens' seasonal cycles George S. Lensing
    10. Stevens and the lyric speaker Helen Vendler
    11. Stevens and linguistic structure Beverly Maeder
    12. Stevens and painting Bonnie Costello
    13. Stevens and the feminine Jacqueline Vaught Brogan
    14. Stevens and belief David R. Jarraway
    Guide to further reading

  • Editor

    John N. Serio, Clarkson University, New York
    John N. Serio is Professor of Humanities at Clarkson University, New York.


    John N. Serio, Joan Richardson, Robert Rehder, Alan Filreis, Milton J. Bates, B. J. Leggett, James Longenbach, Joseph Carroll, Bart Eeckhout, George S. Lensing, Helen Vendler, Beverly Maeder, Bonnie Costello, Jacqueline Vaught Brogan, David R. Jarraway

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