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Wallace Stevens and Poetic Theory

Conceiving the Supreme Fiction

By (author) B.J. Leggett
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, United States
Published: 30th Jan 1987
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 080781718X
ISBN-13: 9780807817186
Barcode No: 9780807817186
Synopsis
Leggett traces the effect of several important theoretical works on the poetry and prose of Stevens during a period in which he was formulating an aesthetic between 1942 and 1954. The author offers new readings of a number of poems and passages and clarifies certain controversial conceptions developed by Stevens, such as the supreme fiction, the relation of the new poet to tradition, and the psychologies of creativity.Originally published in 1987.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

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