Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • I - The First Silence 1
  • 1 - Pecksniff and Politics 3
  • 2 - The Literary Profession 14
  • 3 - Populism and Imperialism 24
  • II - Thinking About War 39
  • 4 - The Great War and Post-Romantic Ambition 41
  • 5 - Writing War Poetry 53
  • 6 - The Fellowship of Men That Perish 65
  • 7 - Postwar Comedian 83
  • III - The Second Silence 103
  • 8 - Surety and Fidelity Claims 105
  • 9 - Paris and the Florida Land Boom 120
  • IV - Poetry and Social Change 133
  • 10 - Lefts and Lefts 135
  • 11 - Ideas of Ambiguity 148
  • 12 - The Politics of Despair 176
  • V - Rethinking War 197
  • 13 - Violence Within, Violence Without 199
  • 14 - It Must Be Masculine 222
  • 15 - The Heart of the Debacle 237
  • 16 - It Must Be Humdrum 249
  • VI - The Affluent Mundo 275
  • 17 - The Ultimate Politician 277
  • 18 - A New Knowledge of Reality 293
  • Notes 307
  • Index of Works 331
  • General Index 334
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