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The shaping spirit; a study of Wallace Stevens.

Author: William Van O'Connor
Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell, 1964 [©1950]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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My purpose in publishing this examination will be served if it makes Stevens' poetry understandable in a fuller and more coherent way for those among his readers who have not had occasion to examine it in its entirety, or having read it entire wish to compare their understanding of it with that of another reader. My primary intention has been neither to eulogize nor place him neatly among his peers but, in his own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Connor, William Van, 1915-1966.
Shaping spirit.
New York, Russell & Russell, 1964 [©1950]
(OCoLC)654386366
Named Person: Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Stevens, Wallace <1879-1955> - Critique et interprétation.; Wallace Stevens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Van O'Connor
OCLC Number: 289971
Description: ix, 146 pages 22 cm
Contents: Stevens as legend --
Imagined reality --
The plays --
The prose --
The politics of order --
The unthinking source --
Imagination as the will of things --
The supreme fictions --
The poems of our climate --
Resemblances and precision.

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My purpose in publishing this examination will be served if it makes Stevens' poetry understandable in a fuller and more coherent way for those among his readers who have not had occasion to examine it in its entirety, or having read it entire wish to compare their understanding of it with that of another reader. My primary intention has been neither to eulogize nor place him neatly among his peers but, in his own words, "plainly to propound."--A prefatory note.

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