Wallace Stevens across the Atlantic

  • Bart Eeckhout
  • Edward Ragg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: The Lights of Norway and All That

    1. Bart Eeckhout, Edward Ragg
      Pages 1-10
  3. Descriptions without Place: Ideas of Europe in Stevens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. J. Hillis Miller
      Pages 23-40
  4. Beyond Staten Island: Stevens in Transatlantic Conversation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Philosophical Conversations

    3. Artistic Conversations

  5. Getting It Straight at the Sorbonne? Stevens’ Afterlife in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Massimo Bacigalupo
      Pages 216-229
  6. Coda: Ode to a Colossal Sun

    1. Helga Kos
      Pages 231-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-246

About this book


In a unique collection of essays devoted to one of America's most significant twentieth-century poets, a group of international contributors considers the Transatlantic nature of Stevens' poetry, providing original accounts of how a poet wary of 'influence' created a poetics which continues to haunt contermporary verse.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bart Eeckhout
    • 1
  • Edward Ragg
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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