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By Edward Ragg

Edward Ragg's research is the 1st to check the function of abstraction in the course of the paintings of Wallace Stevens. via tracing the poet's curiosity in abstraction from Harmonium via to his later works, Ragg argues that Stevens simply totally liked and sophisticated this curiosity inside his later occupation. Ragg's certain close-readings spotlight the poet's absorption of overdue 19th century and early 20th century portray, in addition to the examples of philosophers and different poets' paintings. Wallace Stevens and the Aesthetics of Abstraction will entice these learning Stevens in addition to an individual attracted to the kin among poetry and portray. This necessary examine embraces revealing philosophical and inventive views, interpreting Stevens' position inside of and resistance to Modernist debates bearing on literature, portray, illustration and 'the imagination'.

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