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The Resource Wallace Stevens and the aesthetics of abstraction, Edward Ragg

Wallace Stevens and the aesthetics of abstraction, Edward Ragg

Label
Wallace Stevens and the aesthetics of abstraction
Title
Wallace Stevens and the aesthetics of abstraction
Statement of responsibility
Edward Ragg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Edward Ragg's study re-considers the role of abstraction in the work of Wallace Stevens. By tracing the poet's interest in abstraction from Harmonium through to his later works, Ragg argues that Stevens only fully appreciated and refined this interest within his later career. Ragg's detailed close-readings highlight the poet's absorption of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century painting, as well as the examples of philosophers and other poets' work. Wallace Stevens and the Aesthetics of Abstraction will appeal to those studying Stevens as well as anyone interested in the relations between poetry and painting. This valuable study embraces revealing philosophical and artistic perspectives, analyzing Stevens' place within and resistance to Modernist debates concerning literature, painting, representation and 'the imagination'"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T4753
LC item number
Z7577 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wallace Stevens and the aesthetics of abstraction, Edward Ragg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: 'Stevensian' and the question of abstraction 1935-2009; 1. The abstract impulse: from anecdote to 'new romantic' in Harmonium (1923) and Ideas of Order (1935); 2. The turn to abstraction: Owl's Clover (1936) and the 'un-locatable' speaker in The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937); 3. The 'in-visible' abstract: Stevens' idealism from Coleridge to Merleau-Ponty; 4. Abstract figures: the curious case of the idealist 'I'; 5. Abstract appetites: food, wine and the idealist 'I'; 6. The pure good of theory: a new abstract emphasis; 7. Bourgeois abstraction: poetry, painting and the idea of mastery in late Stevens
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 251 p.
Isbn
9780521190862
Lccn
2010014635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491514
  • (OCoLC)ocn671239695
Label
Wallace Stevens and the aesthetics of abstraction, Edward Ragg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: 'Stevensian' and the question of abstraction 1935-2009; 1. The abstract impulse: from anecdote to 'new romantic' in Harmonium (1923) and Ideas of Order (1935); 2. The turn to abstraction: Owl's Clover (1936) and the 'un-locatable' speaker in The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937); 3. The 'in-visible' abstract: Stevens' idealism from Coleridge to Merleau-Ponty; 4. Abstract figures: the curious case of the idealist 'I'; 5. Abstract appetites: food, wine and the idealist 'I'; 6. The pure good of theory: a new abstract emphasis; 7. Bourgeois abstraction: poetry, painting and the idea of mastery in late Stevens
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 251 p.
Isbn
9780521190862
Lccn
2010014635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn535491514
  • (OCoLC)ocn671239695

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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