Wallace Stevens, who died in 1955, was one of the most original, prolific, serious, and rewarding of twentieth-century American poets. This is a detailed critical study of his poetry, identifying its concerns, from the point of view of a convinced admirer. Lucy Beckett presents Sevens as a contemplative poet, engaged on a long enquiry into the nature of the relationship between the creative imagination and the world it illuminates and recreates. Steven's achievement is seen as one of the great monuments in English of the endeavour to find and sustain a connection between poetry and belief.
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Imagination as Value
The First Phase
The Pressure of Reality
Ideas of Order
51942 I 8 Notes toward a Supreme Fiction 1
Notes toward a Supreme Fiction 2
Transport to Summer
19471950 174 12 The Last Phase
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