Wallace Stevens and the Mode of the Ordinary.

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  • Author(s): Phillips, Siobhan (AUTHOR)
  • Source:
    Twentieth Century Literature (Twentieth Century Literature). Spring2008, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p1-30. 30p.
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    • Abstract:
      This essay offers information on poet Wallace Stevens, his works and his writing styles. It states that a focus on everyday repetition will help suggest why the mode of the ordinary is central not only to Steven's work but also to 20th century literature in general. According to this essay, his works would show the readers the creative possibility in basic patterns. It also states that criticism often links Stevens's meditations on a dualistic dichotomy to his importance for modernism. Some of his works include "The Rock," "The Man With the Blue Guitar" and "The Auroras of Autumn," among others.