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Along with her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), Wharton recreated the outdated long island of her personal youth, in a relocating story of ardour and desire.
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The early, religiously informed version of "The Mills" did not fit the context that was evolving in the wake of World War II. Finding himself dislocated by a secular understanding that saw the world not as revelation but as mere process, Lowell made his poetry a means for locating the self within that process. In order to do this he developed a Januslike imaginative consciousness. By writing a series of lyrics in Life Studies which looked backward and forward, he created a continuum of retentional modification.
Things whirl in the chainsaw bite of whatever squares the universe by name and number. For the hundredth time, we slice the fog, and round the village with our headlights on the ground, like the first philosopher Thales who thought all things water, 46 "FALLEN FROM THE SYMBOLED WORLD" and fell in a well . . trying to find a car key. . It can't be here, and so it must be there behind the next crook in the road or growth of fog—there blinded by our feeble beams, a face, clock-white, still friendly to the earth.
In the second version of "The Mills," the reverie by Anne Kavanaugh which largely constitutes the poem is less the New Critics' static, synchronic artifact of irony and wit and more a diachronic movement of the mind of the persona through a series of re-presentations of her past. The poem's opening stanza begins with an objectivist description of Anne and her setting. Fourteen lines later, however, Anne addresses Harry and begins a meditative monologue, which runs the entire length of the poem.