|aA reader's guide to Wallace Stevens /|cEleanor Cook.
|aPrinceton, N.J. :|bPrinceton University Press,|cc2007.
|axiv, 354 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -349) and index.
|aHarmonium -- Ideas of order -- The man with the blue guitar -- Parts of a world -- Transport to summer -- The Auroras of autumn -- "The Rock" -- Late poems.
|a"Wallace Stevens is one of the major poets of the twentieth century, and also among the most challenging. Eleanor Cook, a leading critic of poetry and an expert on Stevens, gives us here the essential reader's guide to this important American poet. Cook goes through each of Stevens's poems in his six major collections as well as his later lyrics, in chronological order. For each poem, she provides an introductory head note and a series of annotations on difficult phrases and references, illuminating for us just why and how Stevens was a master at his art. Her annotations, which include both previously unpublished scholarship and interpretive remarks, will benefit beginners and specialists alike. Cook also provides a brief biography of Stevens, and offers a detailed appendix on how to read modern poetry."--BOOK JACKET.
|aStevens, Wallace,|d1879-1955|xCriticism and interpretation.
|aStevens, Wallace,|d1879-1955|xCritique et interpretation|vGuides, manuels, etc.