Notations of the Wild
Ecology in the Poetry of Wallace StevenseBook - 1997
n the summer of 1903, just before he turned twenty-four, Wallace Stevens joined a six-week hunting expedition to the wilderness of British Columbia. The adventure profoundly influenced his conceptions of language and silence, his symbolic geography, and his sensibilities toward wild nature as nonhuman OC other.OCO The rugged western mountains came to represent that promontory of experienceOCoOC green's green apogeeOCOOCoagainst which Stevens would measure the reality of all his later perceptions and conceptions and by which he would judge the purpose and value of works of the human imagination. Notations of the Wild views his poetry as a radical reimagining of the nature/culture dialectic and a reinstatement of its forgotten termOCoNature."
Publisher: Iowa City, IA : University of Iowa Press, c1997
Characteristics: 195 p. ; 24 cm
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