Making The Poem (eBook)
de George S. Lensing
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Over sixty years after his death, Wallace Stevens remains one of the major figures of American modernist poetry, celebrated for his masterful style, formal rigor, and aesthetic investigations of the natural, political, and metaphysical worlds. InMaking the Poem, noted Stevens scholar George S. Lensing explores the poets progress in the creation of his body of work, considering its development, composition, and reception.
Drawing on little-known sources and nuanced readings of Stevens texts, Lensing expands the customary view of the poets creative approaches. This wide-ranging study extends from the origins and overlapping themes of well-known poems through the social and political backgrounds that marked Stevens work to the prosodic and musical elements central to his style.Making the Poem features a dynamic new reading of the important early poem Sea Surface Full of Cloudsviewing it alongside his wife Elsies journal describing the sea voyage that inspired the poemand an extensive, multiperspective treatment of the widely anthologized The Idea of Order at Key West, as well as a careful excavation of the poem Mozart, 1935 in the context of the U.S. Great Depression. Lensing concludes with a discussion of the gradual (and sometimes reluctant) recognition Stevens work received from poets and critics in Great Britain and Ireland.
Stemming from decades of research and writing,Making the Poem: Stevens Approaches presents a holistic view of his creative achievements and a wealth of new material for readers to draw upon in their future encounters with the poetry of Wallace Stevens.