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Stevens, Wallace: A Mythology Reflects Its Region

Portre of Stevens, Wallace

A Mythology Reflects Its Region (English)

A mythology reflects its region. Here
In Connecticut, we never lived in a time
When mythology was possible -- But if we had --
That raises the question of the image's truth.
The image must be of the nature of its creator.
It is the nature of its creator increased,
Heightened. It is he, anew, in a freshed youth
And it is he in the substance of his region,
Wood of his forest and stone out of his fields
Or from under his mountain.

Uploaded byRépás Norbert
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Source of the quotationThe Wallace Stevens Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3/4
Bookpage (from–to)56-67
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