Some familiarity with both Nietzsche and Stevens is helpful, of course. There is also a useful early chapter on the entire notion of intertexts.
Some familiarity with both Nietzsche and Stevens is helpful, of course.
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Early Stevens : The Nietzschean Intertext. by Bobby J. Leggett and . Although scholars have noted the influence of Nietzsche's thought on Wallace Stevens, the publication of Early Stevens establishes, for the first time, the extent to which Nietzsche pervades Steven's early work.
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Items related to Early Stevens - The Nietzschean Intertext. Home B. J. Leggett Early Stevens - The Nietzschean Intertext. Early Stevens - The Nietzschean Intertext. Leggett draws together texts of Stevens and Nietzsche to produce new and surprising readings of the poet's early work. Specialists in Stevens and literary theorists will welcome his book because it generates fresh readings of some major poems, shows how one might go about reading literature intertextually, and reflects helpfully on the relations between intertextual and other kinds of readings. -Milton J. Bates, Marquette University.
Early Stevens also considers such issues as Stevens' perspectivism, his aphoristic style, the Nietzschean epistemology .
Though many critics have discussed the concept of intertextuality, few have attempted a truly intertextual reading of a particular poet. B. Leggett, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Tennessee, is the author of a number of books, including The Poetic Art of A. E. Housman and Wallace Stevens and Poetic Theory.
the Nietzschean intertext. Published 1992 by Duke University Press in Durham.
Early Stevens: The Nietzschean Intertext. 1992: Duke University Press.
Leggett construes Stevens's perspectivism as commitment to the principle that "instead of facts we have perspectives, none privileged over the others as truer or more nearly in accord with things as they are, although not for that reason all equal. This principle that "underlies Nietzschean thought" is central to Leggett's reading. Early Stevens: The Nietzschean Intertext.
J. Leggett argues that Stevens did indeed achieve the supreme fiction in his often overlooked late poems. I say that one's final belief must be in a fiction. Stevens addressed the concept of a "supreme fiction" throughout much of his career, but many critics feel that his poems never realized that concept beyond a theoretical possibility.
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Leggett, B. Durham: Duke UP, 1992. Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Birth of Tragedy and The Genealogy of Morals. Wallace Stevens: The Plain Sense of Things. Oxford & New York: Oxford UP, 1991. The Old Neighborhood. New York: Random House-Vintage, 1998.