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Ibsen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Žižek Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Medical Biography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Wallace Stevens Journal
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ISSN (Print) 0148-7132 - ISSN (Online) 2160-0570
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  • Poetics, Genre, and Style in Stevens's Letters
    • Abstract: THIS IS THE SECOND HALF of a double issue on Wallace Stevens's letters that has come out of a conference entitled "Sincerely Yours, Wallace Stevens," which we organized at The Huntington on September 20–21, 2019. Our cover shows a group picture of the conference organizers and speakers decorated with a few scribblings from a letter Stevens wrote to his friend Henry Church and that is to be found in The Huntington's library collection. At the bottom, Stevens assures us that he is still and always sincerely ours.Not that he didn't have different ways of signing off. The stock phrase "Sincerely Yours" is merely one variant among many in the published letters. Because it became his habitual closing phrase in later ... Read More
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  • Epistolary Stevens
    • Abstract: Have you noticed that often a writer's letters are superior to the rest of his work'IS THERE, as my title would suggest, an "epistolary Stevens"'1 And if so, how are we to situate it within the larger body of his work' My epigraph is a quotation borrowed from a rather flamboyant character in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, called Madame d'Arpajon, the jilted lover of Monsieur de Guermantes, who exclaims, in one of the social gatherings the novel is notorious for, "Have you noticed that often a writer's letters are superior to the rest of his work'" (Proust 539). The question is, in many ways, a provocation, since letters are more often than not regarded as inferior to "the rest of [the] work."2 Through her ... Read More
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  • Reading and Listening to Stevens's Letters: "The delicatest ear of the
    • Abstract: TO PREPARE FOR MY TOPIC, let me start with a few short passages from Wallace Stevens's letters, two early and two late:The piping of flamboyant flutes, the wriggling of shrieking fifes with rasping dagger-voices, the sighing of bass-viols, drums that beat and rattle, the crescendo of cracked trombones—harmonized, that is Innes band. Red geraniums, sweet-lyssoms, low, heavy quince trees, the mayor's lamps, Garrett playing on the organ, water-lilies and poultry—that is Ivyland.To his mother, July 31, 1896 (L 8)Now, I wish we could rest after so much disquisition and listen to what we have never heard. The wind has fallen. The moon has risen. We are where we have never been, listening to what we have never heard. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • Stevens's Letters and the Sense of Place
    • Abstract: "LIFE IS AN AFFAIR of people not of places," Stevens wrote. "But for me life is an affair of places and that is the trouble" (CPP 901). Social and moral trouble, we have understood him to mean, a human shortcoming, and perhaps it was one. But perhaps also, or instead, Stevens meant intellectual trouble, even a problem of the poet's calling—a problem in poetics, shall we say, to be solved by poetry. How does one stand in order to see, or write, life as an affair of places' And what do we mean by an "affair"' Business (in French: affaires), eventuality, phenomenon, adventure, experience' Are there overtones of relationship, of romance, dalliance, flirtation, the "blissful liaison" (CPP 28)'1I don't intend to answer ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • Stevens's Late Letters as Addresses to Posterity
    • Abstract: MRS. YEATS ONCE gently complained about finding ways of getting along with a husband who knew he was in the history books. I want to ask how to read the letters of Wallace Stevens when he must have known he would be in the history books and his letters would be available to posterity, say from 1948 on, when invitations to speak and awards started to pile up. After all, for Stevens's generation letters were their basic mode of social media. Can we use what we know now about social media to treat Stevens's letter writing then' Perhaps we can, if we recall how entering history involves another form of being visible to a potentially huge, diverse, and discerning audience. So it makes sense to worry about how the self ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • "Aesthetics, Poetry, Art, or Blondes": Why Stevens's Letters Don't
           Theorize Rhythm
    • Abstract: AS A SCHOLAR of verse prosody, I have a penchant for searching poets' prose to find scents, evasions, and self-evasions regarding their prosodic practice. Typically, for most modernist poets, the trove is an embarrassment of riches. Not so for Wallace Stevens, who is circumspect—one might even say continent—regarding any theorizing of rhythm anywhere outside of the poems. As attentive Stevens readers know, this lacuna ought not to be mistaken for indifference or disinterest. Rather, it might remind us of W. B. Yeats's remark, in "Per Amica Silentia Lunae," that "We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry" (411). Why Stevens theorizes rhythm only within the rhythmic ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Submerged Adagia: Stevens's Aphoristic Writing in The Contemplated
           Spouse and Secretaries of the Moon
    • Abstract: TO CONCLUDE the analysis of language and form undertaken in this second part of our double issue on Wallace Stevens's epistolary heritage, I propose that we turn our attention also to the aphoristic features of the poet's letters. Any novice reader of Stevens who sets out to explore the poet's writings soon encounters his self-made aphorisms, to which we are in the habit of referring collectively as his "Adagia," though they are really divided over various notebooks that also include "Sur Plusieurs Beaux Sujects" (available separately in a handsome facsimile edition) and "Materia Poetica" (for all of these, see CPP 899–922). The main title of my contribution is meant to establish a family connection with these ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • Portfolio: An Untitled Poem and Three Family Photographs
    • Abstract: THIS SMALL PORTFOLIO collects a handful of Stevensiana that we are happy to present to our readers. The first is a brief untitled poem in three rhyming stanzas, clearly in Wallace Stevens's hand, that was recently found in his mahogany secretary. We have transcribed it below (with uncertain punctuation at the end of the first and second stanzas) and reproduce an image of the manuscript, both with the kind permission of Stevens's grandson, Peter Hanchak. We are not aware that this poem has ever been discussed or reprinted before. To this unusual finding we are adding three family photographs. Both the poem and the photographs are part of the poet's personal belongings that are for sale through his estate agent ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • All Points Considered Including Frost on a Mulberry
    • Abstract: For Chris Beyers, my ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Pale Wall Became the Mind Itself
    • Abstract: After "The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm" by Wallace ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • John Banville and His Precursors ed. by Pietra Palazzolo, Michael
           Springer, and Stephen Butler (review)
    • Abstract: Born in Wexford in southeast Ireland in 1945, John Banville is recognized as one of the finest writers in English today: the author of a score of novels, some of which appear under his crime writing pseudonym of "Benjamin Black," Banville was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for The Sea, and has been tipped as a potential recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. John Banville and His Precursors examines Banville's generative engagements with literary and philosophical forebears, such as Samuel Beckett, Henry James, and Heinrich von Kleist, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Lacan, and Martin Heidegger. Of interest to Stevens scholars are two chapters in the "Literary Engagements" section, contributed by two of the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • Forms of Poetic Attention by Lucy Alford (review)
    • Abstract: On the cover of this fascinating book is the image of what the book flap calls a "canary resuscitator." An odd birdcage made of glass and metal, this actual contraption, the size of a small lantern, was once carried underground by English miners; whenever the canary stowed inside showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, a miner could close the glass door and then open a valve connected to a tiny oxygen tank in order to restore the bird back to health. The resuscitator's image prefaces Alford's exploration of poetic attention in a provocative way, without ever being explicitly brought up by the author. Given the archaic correspondence between birdsong and poetry, we can readily imagine how this device might ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Poetic Imperative: A Speculative Aesthetics by Johanna Skibsrud
    • Abstract: In many respects, Johanna Skibsrud's The Poetic Imperative is a lucid, elegantly written, ambitious, theoretically sophisticated, and sometimes moving inquiry into difficult and original poets, beginning with Wallace Stevens, extending into Muriel Rukeyser, and concluding with quite recent work by several contemporary poets and two artists (all in 153 pages). Throughout Skibsrud is primarily concerned with the compatibility between poiesis and a notion of "truth" that may be characterized as "an intimacy with strangeness and uncertainty." This compatibility involves "the interplay between conscious recognition and what cannot be either deciphered or named." Given this understanding of truth as a goal for poiesis ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
  • Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos by Massimo Bacigalupo (review)
    • Abstract: Among a fairly lengthy register of theoretical, interpretive, and aesthetic ideas, Ezra Pound once advanced (while working and living in Rapallo, Italy) what he called periplum and defined in his ABC of Reading as "correct geography; not as you would find it [on a] map," but as seen by someone in situ. Rather than an account distorted by abstract distance, a periplum, to Pound's way of thinking, is a rather faithful undertaking, an account offered by someone acquainted with the people, places, and things relayed. Massimo Bacigalupo, a Rapallo native, comes from a family with a long history of actual personal connection with the Pounds; as his new study both implicitly suggests and explicitly demonstrates, such ... Read More
      PubDate: 2021-05-05T00:00:00-05:00
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