The necessary angel: essays on reality and the imagination

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Vintage Books, 1965 - Poetry - 176 pages
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Review: The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

User Review  - Darraghmc80 - Goodreads

This is a good grounding for his poems which often address knotty philosophical problems relating to reality, imagination and perception. The essay on The Relations Between Poetry and Painting is the most enlightening of them, I think, and has enhanced my reading of Stevens. Read full review

Review: The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

User Review  - AE Reiff - Goodreads

A little angel said to me, "I'm an angel and you were once too," and he was well pleased. All Stevens' work viewed in light of his baptism at 75, right before his death, shows its truth. Then angel ... Read full review

Contents

The Figure of the Youth as Virile Poet
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Three Academic Pieces
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About One of Marianne Moores Poems
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