The Necessary Angel

The Necessary Angel Essays on Reality and the Imagination

Paperback (12 Feb 1965)

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Synopsis

In this collection of essays, consummate poet Wallace Stevens reflects upon his art. His aim is not to produce a work of criticism or philosophy, or a mere discussion of poetic technique. As he explains in his introduction, his ambition in these various pieces, published in different times and places, aimed higher than that, in the direction of disclosing "poetry itself, the naked poem, the imagination manifesting itself in its domination of words." Stevens proves himself as eloquent and scintillating in prose as in poetry, as he both analyzes and demonstrates the essential act of repossessing reality through the imagination.

Book information

ISBN: 9780394702780
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 24198
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 136g
Height: 184mm
Width: 108mm
Spine width: 13mm