Stanford Humanities Center Presidential Lecture-
Helen Vendler, A. Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard University
Because Wallace Stevens appears less "American" than such poets as Frost or Williams, he has been read chiefly as an international modernist or as a poet with European affinities. Helen Vendler, using as examples poems that mention nothing American, will argue that American literary history needs to broaden its concept of what counts as American in American poetry.
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