The Resource Poetry, word-play, and word-war in Wallace Stevens, Eleanor Cook

Poetry, word-play, and word-war in Wallace Stevens, Eleanor Cook

Label
Poetry, word-play, and word-war in Wallace Stevens
Title
Poetry, word-play, and word-war in Wallace Stevens
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
And suggests ways in which this play offers a method of approaching his work. At the same time, this book is a general study of Stevens's poetry, moving from his earliest to his latest work, and includes close readings of three of his remarkable long poems--Esthetique du Mal, Notes toward a Supreme Fiction, and An Ordinary Evening in New Haven. The chronological arrangement enables readers to follow Stevens's increasing skill and changing thought in three areas of his "poetry of the earth": the poetry of place, the poetry of eros, and the poetry of belief. Poetry, Word-Play, and Word-War in Wallace Stevens shows how, in setting words at play and in conflict, Stevens could upset the usual relations of rhetoric, grammar, and dialectic, and thus the book contributes to the current debate about logical and a-logical uses of language. Cook also places Stevens within the larger context of Western literature, hearing how he speaks to Milton, Keats, and Wordsworth to such American forebears as Whitman, Emerson, and Dickinson and to T.S. Eliot, his contemporary
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Eleanor
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T4753
LC item number
Z6229 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • English language
  • English language
  • Plays on words
  • Play on words
  • Mots d'esprit et jeux de mots
  • English language
  • English language
  • Plays on words
  • Literary style
  • Wortspiel
  • United States
Label
Poetry, word-play, and word-war in Wallace Stevens, Eleanor Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Harmonium -- Places, common and other: a rhetoric of beginning -- The play and war of Venus: love poems and Florida poems -- The limits of word-play: The comedian as the letter c -- The Ludus of allusion: poems of voice and death -- Ways of ending: religious and last poems -- Part II: Transition -- A rhetoric of beginning again: Ideas of order -- Concerning the nature of things: The man with the blue guitar -- Against synecdoche: parts of a world -- Part III: Transport to summer -- Transport and the metaphor poems -- War and the normal sublime: Esthétique de mal -- Notes toward a supreme fiction -- Part IV: The auroras and after -- Commonplace apocalypse: An ordinary evening in New Haven -- Late poems: places, common and other
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691067476
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88004817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17649619
  • (OCoLC)ocm17649619
Label
Poetry, word-play, and word-war in Wallace Stevens, Eleanor Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Harmonium -- Places, common and other: a rhetoric of beginning -- The play and war of Venus: love poems and Florida poems -- The limits of word-play: The comedian as the letter c -- The Ludus of allusion: poems of voice and death -- Ways of ending: religious and last poems -- Part II: Transition -- A rhetoric of beginning again: Ideas of order -- Concerning the nature of things: The man with the blue guitar -- Against synecdoche: parts of a world -- Part III: Transport to summer -- Transport and the metaphor poems -- War and the normal sublime: Esthétique de mal -- Notes toward a supreme fiction -- Part IV: The auroras and after -- Commonplace apocalypse: An ordinary evening in New Haven -- Late poems: places, common and other
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780691067476
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88004817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17649619
  • (OCoLC)ocm17649619

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...