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Library of America #96: Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose

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Publisher Comments:

Here are all of Stevens' published books of poetry, side-by-side for the first time with the haunting lyrics of his later years and early work that traces the development of his art. From the rococo inventiveness of Harmonium, his first volume (including such classics as "Sunday Morning", "Peter Quince at the Clavier", and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"), through "Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction", "Esthetique du Mal", "The Auroras of Autumn", and the other large-scale masterpieces of his middle years, to the austere final poems of "The Rock", Stevens' poetry explores with unrelenting intensity the relation between the world and the human imagination, between nature as found and nature as invented, and the ways poetry mediates between them. This volume presents over a hundred poems uncollected by Stevens, including early versions of often discussed works like "The Comedian as the Letter C" and "Owl's Clover". Also here is the most comprehensive selection available of Stevens' prose writings. The Necessary Angel (1951), his distinguished book of essays, joins nearly fifty shorter pieces, many previously uncollected: reviews, speeches, short stories, criticism, philosophical writings, and responses to the work of Eliot, Moore, Williams, and other poets. The often dazzling aphorisms Stevens gathered over the years are included, as are his plays and selections from his poetic notebooks. Rounding out the volume is a fifty-year span of journal entries and letters, newly edited from manuscript sources, which provide fascinating glimpses of Stevens' thoughts on poetry and the creative process.

Synopsis:

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

About the Author

Frank Kermode is among our greatest contemporary critics. He has written and edited many works, among them The Sense of Ending and Shakespeares Language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883011451
Editor:
Kermode, Frank
Editor:
Sieburth, Richard
Editor:
Sieburth, Richard
Author:
Stevens, Wallace
Author:
Richardson, Joan
Author:
Kermode, Frank
Publisher:
Library of America
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Essays (single author)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Stevens, Wallace
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Library of America (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
96
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1030
Dimensions:
8.21x5.30x1.36 in. 1.46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.
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