TITLE

ESSAYS, SPEECHES, NOTES: POETRY AND MEANING

AUTHOR(S)
Stevens, Wallace
PUB. DATE
February 1989
SOURCE
Opus Posthumous;1989, p249
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors offers insights on poetry. He claims that poems very often have meanings that differ in nature from the meanings of things that have their origin in reason. He notes that poems may be meaningless to people who are open only to rational meanings. He believes that it is not possible to attach a single, rational meaning to things without destroying that imaginative or emotional ambiguity or uncertainty that is inherent in them.
ACCESSION #
74485777

 

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