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Originally published in 1980. This book emphasizes the ideas that Wallace Stevens embeds in his poetry, providing the first study to provide an intellectual biography of Stevens. It examines Stevens' naturalism, his ideas of the self, and the imagination, among other topics. The concepts that emerge from long reading of the poetry of Stevens are slight and basic, but these concepts do accord, even if they never emerge into a coherent philosophy. The accordance is probably a result of Stevens' preference for naturalistic thought.

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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Also by the Author
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Epigraph
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. One: The Voice, the Book, the Hidden Well
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  1. Two: The Maker of a Thing Yet to Be Made
  2. pp. 21-41
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  1. Three: A Possible for Its Possibleness
  2. pp. 42-66
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  1. Four: These Images Repeat and Are Increased
  2. pp. 67-83
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  1. Five: One Looks at the Sea
  2. pp. 84-104
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  1. Six: It Must Change
  2. pp. 105-129
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  1. Seven: The Style and the Poem Were One
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  1. Index of Poems
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  1. Index of Names and Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421434872
Related ISBN
9781421434858
MARC Record
OCLC
1138599791
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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