A Reader's Guide to Wallace Stevens by Eleanor Cook

By Eleanor Cook

Wallace Stevens is likely one of the significant poets of the 20 th century, and in addition one of the so much difficult. His poems should be wonderful of their verbal brilliance. they can be shot via with lavish imagery and wit, proficient through a lawyer's good judgment, and disarmingly unforeseen: a making a song jackrabbit, the seductive Nanzia Nunzio. additionally they spoke--and nonetheless speak--to modern issues. although his paintings is well known and his readership maintains to develop, many readers encountering it are baffled via such wealthy and weird poetry.

Eleanor cook dinner, a number one critic of poetry and professional on Stevens, provides us right here the basic reader's consultant to this significant American poet. cook dinner is going via each one of Stevens's poems in his six significant collections in addition to his later lyrics, in chronological order. for every poem she presents an introductory head notice and a sequence of annotations on tricky words and references, illuminating for us simply why and the way Stevens was once a grasp at his artwork. Her annotations, which come with either formerly unpublished scholarship and interpretive comments, will profit newbies and experts alike. prepare dinner additionally offers a quick biography of Stevens, and provides a close appendix on tips on how to learn smooth poetry.

A Reader's advisor to Wallace Stevens is an crucial source and definitely the right better half to The accumulated Poems of Wallace Stevens, first released in 1954 in honor of Stevens's seventy-fifth birthday, in addition to to the 1997 assortment Wallace Stevens: accumulated Poetry and Prose.

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