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Wallace Stevens: art of uncertainty

Herbert J. Stern

Wallace Stevens: art of uncertainty

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Uncertainty in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesArt of uncertainty.
    Statementby Herbert J. Stern.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.T4753 Z767
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 206 p.
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5986981M
    LC Control Number66017024

    Stevens was most emphatically familiar with both, and his use of the term 'hen' here must be viewed as referencing 'the One. They have this monopoly for the same reason that computer manufacturers have an edge over crystal-ball makers: the advantages of having an actual explanation of things and processes are self-evident. She lives in Patagonia, Arizona. Frost was at the Casa Marina again, and again the 2 men argued. But did we first give up on God and so become calm and rich? Stevens's debut collection of poetry, a volume of rococo inventiveness titled Harmoniumwas published in

    Some people of great sensibility and intelligence—Larkin, Auden, and Emily Dickinson, to name three—find intolerable the idea of open seas, of high windows letting in the light, and nothing beyond. I think your interpretation is right on and I appreciate what you had to say. In a letter written shortly after Wallace entered college, Garrett articulated for his son his own belief in a work ethic tempered by a love of art and beauty: A little romance is essential to ecstasy. Stevens composed poetry not only on his walks to and from the office but also on walks over the noon-hour.

    No mother suckled him, no sweet land gave Large-mannered motions to his mythy mind. This is no surprise knowing its editor. It is faith as it has always existed. Suggestive as Blackbirds may be, the theme of the poem is, "Pay attention to physical reality.


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Wallace Stevens: art of uncertainty book

Since you can explain the universe only by means of some other bit of the universe, why is there a universe or many of them?

Sunday Morning

Now it seems to take an ungodly time just to read the local newspaper and instead of reading a few chapters of something worth reading before dinner my inclination is to turn off the lights, with the exception of a little lamp at my elbow, and take a nap.

Supreme fiction Edit The imagination loses vitality as it ceases to adhere to what is real. Probably it means that we are even more divided than our religious politics suggest, because it is the point of politics to divide.

No matter what the reader does to interpret what Steven's has seen there remains the last image of one blackbird perched in the cedar tree awaiting the snowfall. Not having them any longer is a very nice feeling. If the collection has any fault, it would be its slant toward a theological comprehension of joy, specifically, an over-representation of a Christian one.

This is very much better than to have had all the time in the world and have found oneself inadequate. Is literature really a profession? And palm for palm, Madame, we are where we began. With this use of traditional Modernist experimental writing one scholar explains: "There is more poetic truth in this agile prose, these vivid, metaphorical descriptions and surprising juxtapositions than any amount of scholarly research could possibly unearth.

And as these worldviews come and go, each person is pulled in his or her normal life between the influence the world has on imagination and the influence imagination has on the way we view the world.

Wallace Stevens

What begins as an archival study becomes nothing less than mesmerism. During the succeeding decade, he must have often thought that he was engaged in just such a struggle, and the uncertainties and deprivations of these years undoubtedly became key to his concerted efforts to achieve professional and financial security.

She carries intelligence of the past into future of our thought by reverence and revolt. What is divinity if it can come Only in silent shadows and in dreams? He originally visited in Januarywhile on a business trip. Political views Stevens was politically conservative [17] [18] described by critic William York Tindall as a Republican in the mold of Robert Taft.

This is no dry, philosophical activity, but a passionate engagement in finding order and meaning. Although he was filled with doubts about his choice of a profession, he nevertheless resolved to write his articles to suit himself, rather than to fit the mold of any particular newspaper.

Stevens suggests that we live in the tension between the shapes we take as the world acts upon us and the ideas of order that our imagination imposes upon the world.

I know that I am much slower than I was, not so much at the office as at home. By which he does not mean that the greatest suffering produces the greatest art; capacity is the operative word. Yet the wondering never quite comes to an end.

At the time of his death, he was not only one of the leading poets of the English-speaking world, but also the foremost American authority on surety bonds. Life is so much larger and more continued than it ever can be for people who break it up into incidents.

He lives on Cape Cod with his wife, the artist Susan Baker. In his introduction, Wiman also notes the unexpected delight in finding pieces to include from poets not known for optimistic oeuvres, such as Philip Larkin or Paul Celan.

Stevens continued to devote his full energies to his work at the Hartford until his last illness. You will know them by their faces; they are the weepy ones in the rear.

He would instead use his noon break as a chance to go outside and walk around, composing poetry as always. Everybody is looking at everybody else—a foolish crowd walking on mirrors. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. They find a universe of matter, pleasure, and community-made morality the only kind of life possible, and the only kind worth living.Early life and education.

Lewis "Lew" Wallace was born on April 10,in Brookville, sylvaindez.com was the second of four sons born to Esther French Wallace (née Test) and David Wallace. Lew's father, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, left the military in and moved to Brookville, where he established a law practice and entered Indiana sylvaindez.com: April 10,Brookville, Indiana.

She received the National Book Award (for her collection In the Next Galaxy), the Wallace Stevens Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Eric Mathieu King Award from The Academy of American Poets, a Whiting Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Delmore Schwartz Award, the Cerf Lifetime Achievement Award/5.

Wallace Stevens Adalaide Kirby Morris Published by Princeton University Press Morris, Adalaide Kirby. I. BOOK-LENGTH STUDIES OF STEVENS The Achievement of Wallace Stevens.

Ed. Ashley Brown Stern, Herbert J. Wallace Stevens: Art of Uncertainty. - The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens - Edited by John N. Serio Excerpt JOHN N. SERIO Introduction. The poetry of Wallace Stevens presents a paradox.

On one hand, those who know and love his poetry consider him one of America's finest poets. Contributors Samuel French Morse, Northeastern University. is editor of Stevens’ Opus Posfkumous (Knopf, ) and author of Wallace Steuens: Poetry as Life (Pegasus, ).

He is at present writing essays and poetry. Walter Albee has been book designer for many years for the Indinnn Unii~rsity Press at. Get this from a library! Belief and uncertainty in the poetry of Robert Frost. [Robert Pack] -- "Robert Pack's lifelong delight in Robert Frost's intricate, beautiful, and profound poetry shines through in the essays in this book.

He confronts such broad themes as mourning, inheritance, nature.