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Wallace Stevens : the plain sense of things

Author: James Longenbach
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'This distinguished book sets forth the Stevens that we will be reading for at least the next three decades: a Stevens in close touch with political and social conditions, a Stevens whose poetry arises from the texture of his times.'-Louis Martz.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens; Wallace Stevens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Longenbach
ISBN: 0195068637 9780195068634 0195070224 9780195070224
OCLC Number: 22542568
Description: x, 342 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The First Silence --
Pecksniff and Politics --
The Literary Profession --
Populism and Imperialism --
Thinking About War --
The Great War and Post-Romantic Ambition --
Writing War Poetry --
The Fellowship of Men that Perish --
Postwar Comedian --
The Second Silence --
Surety and Fidelity Claims --
Paris and the Florida Land Boom --
Poetry and Social Change --
Lefts and Lefts --
Ideas of Ambiguity --
The Politics of Despair --
Rethinking War --
Violence Within, Violence Without --
It Must Be Masculine --
The Heart of the Debacle --
It Must Be Humdrum --
The Affluent Mundo --
The Ultimate Politician --
A New Knowledge of Reality --
Index of Works / Wallace Stevens.
Responsibility: James Longenbach.
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