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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 211–229.
Published: 01 May 2015
...J. T. Barbarese From the outset, Wallace Stevens’s reputation has proven a vexation for even supportive critics. While the New Critics wanted his work to look more high modernist than late Romantic, “Romantic-modernists,” resenting even the possibility that Romanticism was passé, argued...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
... special rhetoric tend to riff on a single poem or idiomatic stance, quick-take attempts at posing in a particular ironic position, one abandoned as quickly as assumed. Among contemporary poets whose own writing contemplates Stevens's overall position, however, a larger pattern does emerge—two Stevenses...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 251–262.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ben Lerner This essay attempts to take the measure of Robert Creeley's some sixty-year commitment to poetry as a medium for tracking the processes of thinking and speaking, not for the production of finished thoughts. By reading Creeley against Wallace Stevens, I hope to both identify...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... In this review essay of Badiou's recent collection, The Age of the Poets , I will scrutinize Badiou's readings of literature, and in particular his readings of Wallace Stevens, in order to pose a series of more general, interlinked questions. First, what are the strengths and limitations of recent Continental...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 229–234.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in the context of our current political situa- tion, I am struck by the palpable presence of war in so much of their poetry and prose—especially in Williams and Wallace Stevens. While it’s rarely treated head-on, it permeates—or, like the rose in “Spring and All,” “pene- trates”—the “space” of their pages...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 123–158.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to find him worth thinking about and writing about. In some ways, Wallace Stevens has been more important for me over the years than Williams. Stevens is an earlier interest, going back to graduate school. And he’s a different kind of challenge. What do you do with a poet who is conspicuously...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 203–205.
Published: 01 August 2005
... MacKenzie has recently published articles in the Journal of Modern Literature and the Wallace Stevens Journal. Her essay ‘‘The Terror of Three’’ is forth- coming in the Ginko Tree Review. She has written the introduction to and coedited with Daniel T. O’Hara the Barnes and Noble Classics Edition...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 217–218.
Published: 01 May 2000
... A Poetics of American Privacy: Edgar Allan Poe and Wallace Stevens (1923). Tseng 2000.5.26 09:03 OCV:1 2000 ...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and the digital archive; Marjorie Perloff illuminates Susan Howe’s The Midnight; Jonathan Skinner writes on ecopoetics; Joyelle McSweeney takes on the poetics of disability, with special reference to Hannah Weiner; Al Filreis sur- veys Wallace Stevens’s post-’75 shadows; Jim Rosenberg assesses digital...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of many books, including, most recently, The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects, and Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value. He has just completed a book adapting Ludwig Wittgenstein’s arguments circumscribing knowledge to literary theory...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 267–269.
Published: 01 February 2004
...: Wallace Stevens and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Poetics. Athens: University of Geor- gia Press, 2003. Caillois, Roger. The Edge of Surrealism: A Roger Caillois Reader. Ed. Claudine Frank. Durham, N.C., and London: Duke University Press, 2003. Chiu, Fred Y. L. Colours of Money, Shades of Pride...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 247–250.
Published: 01 August 2009
... director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Secretaries of the Moon (1987), Wallace Stevens and the Actual World (1991), Modernism from Right to Left (1994), and Counter- Revolution of the World: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 85–89.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Prize, one of the highest honors in the US. The Bollingen Prize has been won by Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and Marianne Moore, among others. The dazzling range of poems continues: one of my favorites is called “Catachresis my Love.” The word catachresis means a semantic misuse or error; originally...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2004
... that there are strong conceptual, and possibly ver- bal, echoes here of Wallace Stevens’s famous essay ‘‘The Noble Rider and the Sound of Words In one sense, this would scarcely be surprising, since Stevens first read this essay as a lecture at Princeton in 1941—and pub- lished it soon after 48—and Bowen was writing...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 55–69.
Published: 01 May 2007
... subdue to its repressive purposes, we can instead see that such terror may become what Wallace Stevens, another poet-thinker of the event, already envisions modern poetry as, namely, “the cry of its occasion”—or, in short, the sub- ject of truth itself: The poem is the cry...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 May 2001
... I would care to name. The LOA [Library of America] anthology doesn’t abolish the categories of major and minor, at least if widely discrepant page counts are taken as the guide. Seventy-three pages of Wallace Stevens are bordered by twenty pages of Vachel Lindsay and three pages of Angelina Weld...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2020
... written as early as 1972 though most date from the 1980s the volume is one in which essays on Renaissance poetry and prophecy combine with demand- ing essays on the idea of threshold and the philosophy of labyrinths ( the image of lost direction also essays on Wallace Stevens, Giambattista Vico...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2006
... upon what another friend, Wallace Stevens, termed Matthiessen’s mute and inaccessible nal intimacy7 I believe, as Matthiessen himself wrote of Thoreau, that ‘‘his vitality as a revolutionary is still unexhausted 8 At the heart of Matthiessen’s lifelong critical project was an overwhelming sense...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 29–48.
Published: 01 May 2020
... type of criticism, in this case of Wallace Stevens, and our critic s own chosen kind. Rather than the narration dissolving into immeasurable immensity, it stands firm in the drawing of lines of relation, not battle: These pages circumscribe the poetry of Wallace Stevens as part of an agon between...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... destruction of the tex- tuality of the jug turns the tables on the sovereignty of the jug.14 To use an example from Wallace Stevens, it may well be that the jar has made “the wilderness surround the jar.” It is this sovereign textualization of the wilder- ness that makes it lexical, semantic.15...