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In Wallace Stevens among Others David Jarraway explores the extraordinary achievement of Wallace Stevens but in contexts that are not usually thought about in connection with Stevenss work gay literature contemporary ction Hollywood lm and avant-garde architecture among others. By viewing the poet among these other contexts Jarraway considers the nature of self- reection and pays special attention to the dis- crediting of self-presence as the principle of iden- tity in American writing a theme that reects American authors abiding concern for subjectivi- ties that engage the world from spaces of distance and difference. By returning to the work of Stevens Jarraway seeks to refurbish this preoc- cupation by linking it to the literary theory of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze whose work applies to American writers from Melville and Whitman to Fitzgerald and Cummings. Jarraway forges the link between Deleuze and Stevens by drawing out the female subjectivity found in each writers work to rethink the more static masculin- ist premises of being. Informed by a deep knowledge of and uency with the work of Stevens and Deleuze Jarraway uses these writers as a means of entry into Ameri- can literature and culture. Wallace Stevens among Others is a sophisticated analysis that will open new directions for future scholarship. David R. Jarraway is professor of American literature at the University of Ottawa. 2 6 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S L G B T S T U D I E S Wallace Stevens among Others Diva-Dames Deleuze and American Culture david r. jarraway A provocative reassessment of modern American literature and culture through the poetry of Wallace Stevens and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S September 2015 978-0-7735-4602-8 60.00S CDN 60.00S US 42.00 cloth 6 x 9 312pp 4 photos Ebook available