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Author Woodland, Malcolm, 1958-

Title Wallace Stevens and the apocalyptic mode / Malcolm Woodland.

Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.52 St47Dwoo 2005    ---  Available
Description xvii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-248) and index.
Contents Past apocalypse : Stevens, history, theory -- An ever-enlarging incoherence : war, modernisms, and masculinities -- What could not be shaken : meditation in a time of war -- The refuge that the end creates : pastoral and apocalyptic modes in "Credences of Summer" -- Mournful making : apocalypse and elegy in "The Auroras of Autumn" -- Past apocalypse, past Stevens : Jorie Graham's The Errancy -- Afterword: ending with Strand and Ashbery.
Summary "Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode focuses on Stevens's doubled stance toward the apocalyptic past: his simultaneous use of and resistance to apocalyptic language, two contradictory forces that have generated two dominant and incompatible interpretations of his work. The book explores the often paradoxical roles of apocalyptic and antiapocalyptic rhetoric in modernist and postmodernist poetry and theory, particularly as these emerge in the poetry of Stevens and Jorie Graham." "Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode, offering a new understanding of Stevens's position in literary history, will greatly interest literary scholars and students."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 -- Knowledge -- History.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
End of the world in literature.
War in literature.
ISBN 0877459282 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780877459286 (cloth : alk. paper)

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