Wallace Stevens Across The Atlantic

Hardcover | September 15, 2008

EditorBart Eeckhout, Edward Ragg

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In a unique collection of essays devoted to one of America's most significant twentieth-century poets, a group of international contributors considers the Transatlantic nature of Stevens' poetry, providing original accounts of how a poet wary of 'influence' created a poetics which continues to haunt contermporary verse.

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In a unique collection of essays devoted to one of America's most significant twentieth-century poets, a group of international contributors considers the Transatlantic nature of Stevens' poetry, providing original accounts of how a poet wary of 'influence' created a poetics which continues to haunt contermporary verse.

BART EECKHOUT is Associate Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is the author of Wallace Stevens and the Limits of Reading and Writing, a translator of Stevens into Dutch and a board member of The Wallace Stevens Journal.EDWARD RAGG completed his doctoral thesis on Stevens at Cambridge...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.82 × 5.59 × 0.88 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230535844

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Preface--F.Kermode
Introduction: The Lights of Norway and All That--B.Eeckhout &--E.Ragg
PART 1: DESCRIPTIONS WITHOUT PLACE: IDEAS OF EUROPE IN STEVENS
?The Switzerland of the Mind?: Stevens? Invention of Europe--G.Lensing
Stevens in Connecticut (and Denmark)--J.Hillis Miller
Stevens? Europe: Delicate Clinkings and Total Grandeur--R.Rehder
PART 2: BEYOND STATEN ISLAND: STEVENS IN TRANSATLANTIC CONVERSATION 
Stevens and the Crisis of European Philosophy--C.Altieri
?Without human meaning?: Stevens, Heidegger and the Foreignness of Poetry--K.Ziarek
Early Christianity in Late Stevens--J.Quinn
?The strange unlike?: Stevens? Poetics of Resemblance--J.Cohen
Stevens, Duchamp and the American ?Ism?, 1915-1919--D.Haglund
Picasso, Cézanne and Stevens? Abstract Engagements--E.Ragg
Music and the Vocal Poetics of Stevens and Valéry--L.Goldfarb
PART 3: GETTING IT STRAIGHT AT THE SORBONNE? STEVENS? AFTERLIFE IN EUROPE
Nicholas Moore, Stevens and the Fortune Press--M.Ford
A Ghost Never Exorcized: Stevens in the Poetry of Charles Tomlinson--G.Reeves
A Poetics of Ignorance: António Ramos Rosa and Stevens--I.Ramalho Santos
Reading Stevens in Italian--M.Bacigalupo
Coda: Ode to a Colossal Sun--H.Kos
Index