Secretaries of the Moon: The Letters of Wallace Stevens and Josť Rodriguez Feo

3.83 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780822306702: Secretaries of the Moon: The Letters of Wallace Stevens and Josť Rodriguez Feo
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The letter from Jose Rodriguez Feo that prompted Stevens's poem was the third in a ten-year correspondence (1944-54) between the poet and the young Cuban, who quickly became Stevens's "most exciting correspondent." The two shared a Harvard education, both were anxious to see Stevens translated for a Cuban audience, and each had an enduring admiration for Santayana, whose awareness of the cultural tensions between the Northern and Southern hemispheres formed a basis for the protracted argument between Stevens as the practical, Protestant father and the passionate Rodriguez Feo. The Cuban's descriptions of his life at the Villa Olga, of his black-and-white cow Lucera and his mule Pompilio, delighted Stevens, as did his wide-ranging questions and pronouncements of literary matters. Unaware of the well-known Stevens reticence, Rodriguz Feo elicited a more informal, playful response than Stevens's other correspondents. Formal salutations soon gave way to "Dear Antillean," "Dear Wallachio."

Coyle and Filreis present the entire extant correspondence between the two men. The fifty-one Rodriguez Feo letters and ten of the numerous Stevens letters are printed here for the first time, and the exchange between the two is unusually complete. The work includes a critical introduction and complete annotation of the letters.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"This superbly edited text brings to the foreground Stevens' cultural and social interests, often with specific references to the Third World. . . . It is a very important tool for the study of Stevens and modernism which will help us to forge ahead n what may be the decisive scholarly project for literary critics and historians over the next decade: the discovery and definition of the supremely worldly, densely historical and political character of literary modernism."--Frank Lentricchia

Review:

"A book that will excite anybody interested in knowing a Wallace Stevens until now unknown."
--Heberto Padilla," New York Times Book Review"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Beverly Coyle
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0822306700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Beverly Coyle
Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2686963

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Duke University Press Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110822306700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Beverly Coyle (Editor), Alan Filreis (Editor)
Published by Duke University Press Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0822306700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by Duke University Press Books
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0822306700 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1356865

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by Duke University Press Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0822306700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Coyle, Beverly/ Filreis, Alan (Editor)
Published by Duke Univ Pr (1987)
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. f first edition edition. 212 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0822306700

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Duke University Press Books
Published by Duke University Press Books (1986)
ISBN 10: 0822306700 ISBN 13: 9780822306702
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. F First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0822306700n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 197.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds