An "impossible science": Wallace Stevens and the ecstatic mind

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This essay explores Wallace Stevens's collection Parts of a World alongside Roland Barthes's discussion of the paradoxical "absence-as-presence" of the photograph. The collection marks an important transition toward the development of a new space beyond representation in Stevens's poetry-where the "figure" is revealed to be nothing other than the process of its own figuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-87
Number of pages17
JournalMosaic
Volume45
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Wallace Stevens
Poetry
Figuration
Roland Barthes

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An "impossible science" : Wallace Stevens and the ecstatic mind. / Skibsrud, Johanna E.

In: Mosaic, Vol. 45, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 71-87.

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