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Wallace Stevens: Emperor of the Enigmatic

Essay —

Wallace Stevens:

The Emperor of the Enigmatic

 

The poet Mark Strand has said that Wallace Stevens is “one of the most admired American poets of the twentieth century,” but at the same time, one of “the least understood.” Perhaps that is because Wallace Stevens wrote some of the most willfully obscure poems of the twentieth century.

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Cliché

The Heresies of Turner Cassity

Essay:

The Heresies of Turner Cassity

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