The Wallace Stevens Case: Law and the Practice of Poetry

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Wallace Stevens was not only one of America's outstanding modernist poets but also a successful insurance lawyer - a fact that continues to intrigue many readers. Though Stevens tried hard to separate his poetry from his profession, the legal theorist Thomas Grey shows that he did not ultimately succeed. After stressing how little connection appears on the surface between the two parts of Steven's life, Grey argues that the poetry, in its pragmatic account of human reasoning, distinctively illuminates the workings of the ...

The Wallace Stevens Case: Law and the Practice of Poetry 1991, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674945777

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