The Disfigured Muse : Supreme Readers in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

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In "Discourse in the Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin tells us that "Every discourse presupposes a special conception of the listener, of his apperceptive background and the degree of his responsiveness." My study of Wallace Stevens's poetry examines Stevens's "conception of the listener"—in the form of his intratextual readers, their responsiveness, and the shapes that responsiveness takes—and attempts to formulate out of that examination Stevens's theory of reading embodied in his canon of poems.

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Hobbs, Michael B. (Michael Boyd) August 1993.

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In "Discourse in the Novel," Mikhail Bakhtin tells us that "Every discourse presupposes a special conception of the listener, of his apperceptive background and the degree of his responsiveness." My study of Wallace Stevens's poetry examines Stevens's "conception of the listener"—in the form of his intratextual readers, their responsiveness, and the shapes that responsiveness takes—and attempts to formulate out of that examination Stevens's theory of reading embodied in his canon of poems.

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Hobbs, Michael B. (Michael Boyd). The Disfigured Muse : Supreme Readers in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens, dissertation, August 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279030/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .